Kelly Medford

Kelly will be running more courses with us next year. At Arte Umbria 21 June 2017 and Marrakesh with Painting in Europe in April 2018.

DELIGHTED to announce that Kelly will be joining Belinda Biggs on our trip to Nainital, India for our 6 March 2018 trip with Painting in Europe. The foothills of the Himalayas!

Please visit our partner website for more information about this course.

Here is what Kelly has to say about this course

'We will learn techniques for capturing a moment and place in watercolor quickly, focusing on tones, color and composition. Painting in a quick and direct method we will focus on the overall picture rather than the details to capture the light and atmosphere in our work.

We will paint a variety of subjects including landscape and architecture and learn about warm versus cool colors, how to make your  colors "pop" through simple planning ahead of time and keeping the whites and composing for the strongest painting.

Kelly's Landscape Oil painting weeks are always popular. With a good structure and teaching of oil technique, Kelly works alongside everyone as well on the plein air paintings.

See the course dates and prices page for more details.

Kelly Medford is a classically trained oil and water colour painter who specializes in Italian landscapes and cityscapes but loves to experiment with a wide range of subject matter including still lives and interiors.

Kelly is able to tutor and mentor in all styles and mediums and always brings something new to each course, and the best out of her students.

She lived in Florence, Italy for 6 years where she studied at the Florence Academy of Art until recently moving to Rome in the fall of 2010.

Kelly has traveled extensively through the United States and Europe painting.

Kelly has studied and shown her work in both Italy and the United States and has completed a number of private commissions in the past year.

She has been placed in the top 3 for plein air 'paint outs' in Italy and participates in plein air events regularly in the U.S. where she most recently won the St. Simon’s Landtrust award for best painting in April, 2012.

Kelly has a large exhibition coming up next year in 2016 in Rome featuring painting of interiors of old Italian palazzos.

Kelly's 'joie de vivre' bring an extra element to all her courses, with some highly original, but effective, learning techniques.

You can see her work on her website

Selection of oils by Kelly Medford who will be at ArteUmbria 2013

Painting Holidays in Italy

BOOKING NOW FOR 2017 & 2018

Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, stained glass, print making and creative writing courses in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018, visit Italy, Spain, Venice, Prague, Morocco, Bruges, India and the Himalayas.

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Tim Wilmot, Paul Alcock, Belinda Biggs, Liz Chaderton, Roger Dellar, Paul O'Kane & Neal Winfield
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley.
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures, with Claudia Tulifero.
  • Stained Glass course, with Neal Winfield.
  • Price includes tuition, art materials (if the course is at our home in Umbria), complimentary accommodation, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985

BOOKING NOW For 2017 & 2018!

See our sister site Painting in Europe and other exotic locations with Arte Umbria.

  • Painting in Venice. Masterclass in Watercolour with Tim Wilmot.
  • Painting in Bruges. Painting and Art History with Adele Wagstaff.
  • Prague at Christmas. Masterclass in Watercolour with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in India, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Marrakesh, with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in Granada, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Barcelona, with Paul Alcock.
  • Painting in the Himalayas, with Belinda Biggs.
  • Painting in India, with Roger Dellar.



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Arte Umbria
Tenuta di Poggiolame Vocabolo Poggiolame 16 05010 Montegabbione (TR) Italia

Arte Umbria, painting in Europe and other exotic locations

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