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Kelly Medford

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.

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.

You can see her work on her website

Course details

Paint & Cruise the Canal du Midi France

Date: 26th May 2018

Course price: £3500

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Gallery of Paintings

Here are a selection of Kelly's paintings. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger picture:

Marrakesh in 2018 with Kelly, click the button to read more:

 Marrakesh 2018