Do you love art? Check this out!

27 Mar

Do you love art? cause I do!

One of my best friends, Kelsey Winchester, a very talented young lady has recently launched her WEBSITE!!! This is so special to her because she has been painting for a very long time and working very hard to get this website started! Her paintings are AMAZING and you can now buy them at a great price!

Here is a little bio about Kelsey…

Kelsey Winchester was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas to two of the most loving parents in the entire world. These particularly nurturing individuals began to provide their daughter with copious amounts of art supplies at an early age, perhaps to deter her from drawing on every piece of paper she could find (business faxes were her favorite canvas). At age seven, Kelsey had an important summer: her little brother Ethan was born and her mother enrolled her in a summer class at the Arkansas Art Center. This same summer Kelsey made two very important discoveries…first and foremost, that you cannot “exchange” your baby brother for another baby just because he cries too much, because the box in the maternity ward is not where this brother came from. Secondly, the most exciting way to pass the time when you must be quiet in the house and not wake this small, very new family member is to make art.

At age 12, Kelsey’s grandmother enrolled her in a summer acrylics class at the Public Library in Perryville, Arkansas. This first experience with “real paint” was life changing to say the least. Over the next several years, Kelsey took every art class she could in the North Little Rock School District. In the 11th grade, she had the extreme pleasure of meeting her mentor, teacher, and friend, Suzette Patterson, who made huge and lasting impacts in the young artist’s life by teaching her how to “see”. To say that this relationship was monumental would be an understatement.

When Kelsey graduated from high school she decided against attending art school at Savannah College of Art and Design, a very real option due to winning a Thea Foundation award and scholarship. Greatly influenced by a trip to Honduras, she opted instead to pursue a degree in International Relations from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with the eventual goal of attending law school to rid the world of the problems and pestilence she saw in Central America. Despite Mrs. Patterson’s warnings that she would eventually realize that she could not escape her call to art, the stubborn young artist continued with her plan, and moved to Fayetteville. Four years later, with a B.A. in International Relations and two minors (Spanish and Latin American studies), she accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law. After much prayer, debate, and many sleepless nights being torn between continuing in her legal education and pursing her dream, Kelsey withdrew from law school to start doing what she is wired to do. Kelsey still resides in Fayetteville, where she spends an ample amount of time painting in her studio overlooking Wilson Park.

Here is one of my favorite prints! Isn’t she so good?!

Click on the link below to check out her website for more of her fabulous work!

Buy some prints and support this talented young artist! :)

Kelsey Winchester Fine Art

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One Response to “Do you love art? Check this out!”

  1. K. Ryan Henisey 03/27/2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Beautiful image – touching.

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