What You'll Find Here

I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Monday, December 31, 2018

2018: My Year in Museums and Galleries



In 2018, I was fortunate to travel cross country a few times. Here's what I saw along the way. My goal hadn't changed since 2017. I wanted to see as many Van Gogh paintings as possible. 


In three weeks I managed to see (with thanks to my Mom, my husband, my travels in teaching and my friends who helped me out):

41 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.
One sketch.
10 museums.
8 states (not including the states it took to drive through to get there.)
6,710 plus miles. 

3 paintings in 2018 prior to this trip.

900 paintings total.
1,100 sketches and drawings.
903 letters.







February


Wayne Thiebaud: 1958-1968 at Manetti Shrem UC Davis Sacramento

Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans at San Jose Museum of Art

March

 

McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX

 A post where I dream about museums...

April 

May

 


Unedited Flickr Album with close-up shots and more of the above photos from all of the museums I visited in April and May 2018 for Van Gogh

 August

Van Gogh travels inspired my work 

September 

Erin Currier Las Meninas Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM

unedited Blue Rain Gallery

December 

Paul Gauguin and Ruth Asawa at the de Young San Francisco

Unedited de Young

Victor Hugo's Stones to Stains at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles

Unedited Hammer Museum

2019

European Museum Dreams France, Amsterdam and Berlin await me!


Houston, TX

Dreams of Museums Past 

2017 My Year in Museums

My Resource List

Van Gogh Paintings Around the World 

What art museums are on your radar in 2019?