Kaye Franklin has traveled and taught workshops in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Mexico, England, Hawaii, France, and now Guatemala. Between painting and exhibitions, she has authored several books and been featured in many articles in national art publications and is a highly sought after art show juror. Amazingly, in addition to all this, and her many workshops throughout the United States, she makes time to instruct weekly local classes.
Kaye began her art career in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Four years later, in 1979, she began a serious quest for the best art schools and instructors. She studied at the Scottsdale Artist School and with Connecticut artist William Henry Earle. Kaye’s pursuit of excellence has won her the deepest respect of her students, peers, and serious collectors. She has received many national awards and honors that have culminated in her recognition as master pastelist, and her election to signature membership in the Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America. She is also a Signature Member of the Au Premier Coup Society.
The elements in her artwork consist of light, color, and focal point. She likes working with both pastels and oils. Pastels show immediate results and they stay brilliant, oils allow you to create new colors from existing pigments.
Kaye’s work can be seen at the Victorian Gallery in Dallas, Texas and Zantman Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho, the famous Hensley Gallery in Taos, New Mexico, as well as on her web-site. Click here to view Kaye Franklin’s website.