Plein Air Workshop With Kelly Atkinson
Raised in a rather creative family, Kelly Atkinson was brought up around the arts, studying music early on and then shifting to the visual arts during her teen years. Beginning with classes under Marbury Brown at Queens College in Charlotte, NC, Atkinson has continued advancing her education throughout the years, studying with many well-known artists including William McCullough. Atkinson has found her calling in only painting subjects that spark emotion within and include something dear to her like her children, the farmlands of Williamsburg County and the waters of Georgetown and Pawley’s Island.
Having always loved geometry since her school days, Atkinson often regards completing a piece like she’s trying to solve a math problem. When Kelly feels she’s achieved a sense of balance, she knows that problem is solved and her work is complete. With an emphasis on color and value, Atkinson likes to work with various mediums (watercolor, pastels, oil) in her process of creating a final piece of artwork. Currently, Atkinson teaches weekly studio art classes at The Island Art Gallery in Pawley’s Island where she also shows her work.
About the workshop
She will be leading a plein air workshop on Tuesday, April 23 from 12 – 2 p.m. at Moore Farms Botanical Garden. Artists are responsible for their own medium, materials, and art surfaces.The workshop price is $25 in advance/$30 at the door and has limited tickets available. Reserve your spot by visiting our events page and clicking “Book Now.”
Some gardens end the moment they are created, but Moore Farms Botanical Garden is not one of them. Passionate gardeners propel this garden forward with plant-driven designs and creativity. Like new brush strokes on a canvas or revisions to a script, plants are added, bed lines shifted and landscapes re-imagined. There are new discoveries to be made every season, as this is a garden that evolves, changes, and inspires. This is a gardener’s garden and a painter’s paradise.