“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
Contact Ken to register / questions / info