In Episode 15 of Art Talk, I have a lovely interview with artist Kelli Folsom.
Kelli Folsom is an American artist and she is wildly known for her still life paintings. She won multiple awards, of which one was in 2017, Best Still Life, Women Artists of the West, McBride Gallery. She teaches online and has a cohort of raving fans follow her and learn from her. Her art is vibrant in colour and dynamic through the brush strokes. The first time I saw her art on Instagram I was absolutely taken aback by how she can suggest that illusion of realness in the painting as if the flowers or pots she paints are literally in your room. As she says herself ‘resulting in a painting that looks like a painting and not a photograph’ and I absolutely agree with that.
“The painter who draws merely by practise and by eye, without any reason, is like a mirror which copies every thing placed in front of it without being conscious of their existence.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
You can the art of Kelli and her art school: