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310 S. 9th StreetMontrose, CO, 81401
513 East MainMontrose, CO, 81401
Get excited for spring! Mini, Mixed Media Flower Paintings with one-of a kind prints with Kellie Day, March 25, 2017 from 11-2pm. Learn to paint mixed media flowers in the most unique way with local artist Kellie Day. Kellie will teach you to create a one-of-a-kind flower print block. You?ll use these to create vibrant, MINI flower paintings on canvas by incorporating collage backgrounds, acrylic paints, and other mediums. Incorporate lovely decorative papers to create delicate and colorful effects to bring it all together. You'll be able to take home your print block and use it again and again to continue to create your own truly unique mixed media paintings on canvas!
Biography:I am an experiential artist, meaning, I develop a deep interaction with my subject before painting it. To paint snow-covered mountains, I first hike to the top and ski down. To paint aspen trees, I run through them in my sneakers, in a world of shimmering leaves. To paint ravens, I first have to see them fly overhead in a deep desert canyon, and hear the sound of their wings. These interactions with nature, these amazing moments, are what make me have to paint. I like the way words mix with images, and often add Chinese take-out containers, chocolate wrappers and torn pages of books to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer. If you look closely, you?ll find all kinds of surprises. My artistic medium is mixed media on canvas. I love losing myself in collage and acrylic, and then adding pastel and india ink, handmade stamps, and all sorts of elements as I tear through boxed of scraps in my studio. I am constantly exploring the painting process and combining intuitive (unplanned) painting with premeditated painting. Most of my paintings are images that come to me as a result of something I experienced outdoors. I feel it?s my job to spread beauty and love in my lifetime. I have lived in Ridgway, Colorado since 1998. Before that I traveled to third world countries, climbed around the world and worked for the U.S. Forest Service surveying, fighting wildland fire, and being Wilderness Ranger in Alaska, Idaho, Arizona and California. When I'm not painting, I am raising my son and two rescue dogs and running my graphic design business, Dayzign Graphics, in Ridgway, Colorado.