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

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

That Sense of Place


One of the things I've been trying to do before I trek to a new area is to research local artists (both dead and living.) There's so much to be learned from those who create in a specific area. 

One of my favorite quotes about the artist Richard Diebenkorn is that you couldn't move him more than a few feet and not have his location have a profound impact on his artwork. It definitely shows in both Diebenkorn as well as O'Keeffe. Her New York paintings are very different than her New Mexico ones. Their work and being able to see the land where they lived (O'Keeffe in New York and New Mexico and Diebenkorn in Albuquerque, Santa Monica, and Berkeley) has made an impact on me and how I see and process what's around me. I'm trying to reflect it in my work especially when I travel.

Thank you to those of you who have reached out with some ideas for new teaching  venues for me. I really appreciate it. I'm always looking for new places to trek to teach. Thank you.

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