Karin Kelshall-Best is not like the other artists we've looked at this week. As a matter of fact her only real similarity is that she comes from Trinidad... San Fernando to be specific. Although she did a bit of art in secondary school she never pursued it and only seriously picked up a paintbrush in her fifties. So because she never went to school to study art or anything in the artistic wheelhouse like the others she is a truly self-taught artist and although she may have started painting later in life her passion and talent comes through in her art!
She has many many pieces for sale online. This is another stark difference with this artist and the others. She is not a 'gallery artist' although she has had shows in galleries. She seems to prefer selling her art both originals and prints online. My campers were very interested in this idea and I could see the wheels turning in some of their heads!
I chose to have the campers recreate The Roti Shop because I think it is challenging and it is a nice way to flex the painting muscles that we've been toning all week! The layers of bushes and trees are always a triumph and even getting the structure of the shop to look just right :) This final piece also means in the 4 days they would have done a seascape, a landscape, a portrait and finally a 'house' or some form of architecture! Not bad ey ;P
So proud of my kiddos!
After our painting today we had our GRAND DRAW for the free framing and well as you would expect that was tremendously exciting! They were crowding around poor Aunty Aurea to make sure their names were not forgotten! LOL... I'm pleased to announce that my winner is....
And boy was she excited! She chose to have this one framed so I'll be presenting it to her after the holidays! Congratulations sweetheart!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)