Ken Elliott Fine Art Newsletter May 2022
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May News:

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall

As a painter of landscapes, I keep a number of goals in mind and this quote by Chagall keeps the bar high. Landscape paintings, not the realist ones, are interpretations of nature and that opens up a lot of possibilities for the artist. In my work, the landscape is the starting point and it contains more elements than I really need. My goal is to take parts of that scene, arrange them as I wish and modify whatever is required to make a compelling work of art.
These works are rarely completed in a linear fashion so I have a lot of paintings continually going forward to completion. Making art is a struggle at times but part of a continuing adventure with the reward of creating something that didn't exist before.   

My latest worksop in Nebraska was a wonderful time, even magical at times. I throughly enjoyed meeting and working with everyone. It was my second workshop there and it was great fun to reconnect with some of the artists and collaborate with new ones. 

On May 27-29 I'll begin a new workshop with Paula Hansen in the Denver metro. We increased the class size slightly and we have one more space available. If you are interested, please register right away. More information follows below. 

New workshops for 2022 will be announced soon. If you would like for me to do a workshop in your area or if you are considering private lessons in person or online, please let me know. email 

You are much appreciated!


New workshop open to artists at all skill levels and media
View the workshop video

3-Day Intensive Workshop with Ken Elliott and Paula Hansen
Castle Rock, CO, Denver Metro. (two spaces left)

Fri - Sun, May 27-29, 2022
Times: Fri - Sat, 9:30 - 4 pm
Sunday evening after break, Photoshop Tools 4:30 - 6 pm

An indoor, fully immersive, three-day workshop, limited to 6 artists, $590 per person

More information on the Workshop web page
Workshop flyer

Contact Ken to register / questions / info

New Works:

Spring Verticals
Oil on canvas, 48 x 30 inches
Exhibiting: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
$6400 framed
About this oil

Cloud and Veils
Pastel on sanded paper, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches
In the studio, framed, $1750
About this pastel

Soft Slope
Pastel on sanded paper, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches
In the studio, framed, $1750
About this pastel

Available Works:

Yellow Winds II
Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
$9250 framed
Exhibiting: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
About this oil

Softwestern View
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
$5700 framed
Exhibiting: Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, CO
About this oil

Lake Calm
Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
$6650 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver, CO​
About this oil

Grateful Notices:

Forest Colors Arrayed
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
Exhibited: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, Connecticut
About this oil

Rain Coming Through
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
Exhibiting: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
About this oil

Workshops and Mentoring Sessions:

Take your work to new heights. My Workshops and Mentoring Sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, colorist tools, going to new places in your work and making fine art. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies and in some sessions, there will be time for Photoshop insights made easy. all workshop info

Here's a video about what happens in the Group and Private Workshops

Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
This large coffee table book reprises over 25 years of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage. Large, coffee table hardback version, 11 x 13 inches, 94 color pages with essays. Book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $160 or just order the book for $125.

eBook versions available for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iOS devices, and macOS computers for $14.99. You can preview the complete book and how to order your electronic or hardback versions from my website.

View my newest artworks:

Green and Blue Diagonals
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

$5700 framed
Exhibiting: Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, CO
About this oil

This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. You can also follow me on Facebook and go more in depth with my blog. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to Pass this onto a friend and they can sign up for this newsletter here.

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Image top:
Spring Verticals (cropped here)
Oil on canvas, 48 x 30 inches
Exhibiting: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
$6400 framed
About this oil
American Art Collector Magazine:

"Elliott's canvases display the strikingly vivid modern hues in which he chooses to render his contemporary landscapes." 

Southwest Art Magazine:
Although his paintings loosely reference photographs and plein-air sketches, they refuse to exist within the confines of already-prescribed images.

Rather, they stand independent of any specific place or time, the fulfilled pursuits of the artist’s visual and intellectual explorations.

Elliott wields color boldly, creating sizzling, vibrant shapes that are at once kinetic and placid, grounded in unifying illumination, and focused compositions.

He has a fascination with line structure as well, believing that “edges empower colors.” 

Private Lessons and studio visits:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons individually or with groups over the years. It is casual, focused and fun. It is always a pleasure welcoming collectors into my studio, please email me a call to arrange a time.

The workshops are very stimulating and you will see a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Let's discuss what works best for you.

What they are saying:

"I had a clue what might be in store for my friends, but it went WAY beyond. You have a real gift. What a FANTASTIC couple of days!!!’


"Your painting demonstrations and the information you gave us  was invaluable- no wonder your paintings are so moving. I so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for coming to Virginia."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful, thought compelling workshop. You rekindled my love for making art. Your enthusiasm is contagious and felt throughout the room. You set up a stimulating environment that provided continuous visual images and your generosity in sharing those photos was much appreciated. I found you to be humorous, supportive and kind. I would recommend you as an instructor to anyone who would like to take their art to the next level."

"I can't thank you enough for coming to Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a different Painter...maybe a different person?

I loved the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again (note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our lives."

"Thank you so much for lighting up our lives and our paintings at this past weekend’s workshop! I loved hearing about your time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on painting, the beautiful demo, and of course the great feedback you provided us on our own paintings."

"You really reignited my desire to paint freely. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing the numerous links."

"I hope to spend another weekend painting with you sometime soon."

"Thank you for the workshop! It was a great two days. You are an amazing host and instructor, (two things that don’t always work together).

"You pulled something from each of us and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to the moon and back,"

"Thank you Ken. It was a wonderment! I learned so much."

"I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!"

"Wow! My weekend of private lessons was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new world that my soul was calling for."

"Wonderful conversations, a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic success!"

"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you come back again next year!"

"Just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring, informative, and fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!"

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"

"Thanks SO VERY MUCH, Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a wonderful weekend!!"

"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it would be so much more. Thank you Ken. For your kindness, generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill of painting with us."

"Thank you to everyone for making our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished. Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed, whether I knew it or not."

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"

"I feel so enriched and on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I highly recommend him. If you need help getting to his workshops just read his book Manifesting 123"


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