>

HOME | SCULPTURE | PAINTING/ 2-D / MURALS | EXHIBITS | GALLERIES | BLOG
NEWSLETTER | BIOGRAPHY | PROCESS | PRINTS | PRICE LIST | CONTACT

[Borsheim Arts Studio]

Return to
Newsletter Table of Contents

Borsheim Art Newsletter:

by Kelly Borsheim copyright 27 November 2013

    CONTENTS:
  1. New Exhibit: Passages, Morocco
  2. Last Event of the Year – Rome, Italy!
  3. Vasily Fedorouk
  4. Blog Highlights - Duomo of Siena, Tuscany
  5. Subscription Info.

Sign-up to receive
FREE
e-news or printed mail.

(Your personal information is
never sold or given away.)

[View from the bus from Marrakesh to Essaouira, Morocco]

View from the bus from Marrakesh to Essaouira, Morocco photo by Kelly Borsheim; http://BorsheimArts.com

Dear Art Lover,

[Artist Kelly Borsheim in Fez Morocco photo by Simone Crew] I feel grateful for a great many things, but mostly my ability, through you, to live my life and explore the world and our humanity through artistic eyes. In 2012, I traveled to Morocco. Alone.

In truth, most of my experiences in Morocco just made me feel isolated and lonesome. It was difficult to have a real conversation with anyone (it seemed only men who wanted to interact; women just smiled shyly or spoke as little as possible to me). Most interactions I had ended with a request for money or sex.

Many of these exchanges were mild and it was easy to disentangle myself. The one on the bus from Essaouira was the worst I experienced. I was unaware at the time, but I had started to come down with the fever and chills that one can catch from eating or drinking something not particularly healthy. I simply thought that I was tired and had fallen into a deep sleep on the bus, leaning against the window. I awoke about an hour later because I was being fondled in two places! The young man in the seat next to me pretended to be asleep while he took his liberties. By the time we reached Marrakesh, he had at least had the audacious manners to invite me to his home for dinner! Hahha. [I declined and found my way back to the hostel as the fever took hold.]

The most charming of these experiences happened in Fez. A good-looking young man with greenish eyes began to follow me around the market streets. He said he would be my guide. I just smiled, shook my head side to side and moved on, exploring the city and trying to get away from tourists. He tried many times to show me the way back to the central part, assuming that I wanted to see what other foreigners had. I did not.

Finally, he said to me, "I would make a good husband for you because I am strong. And I am gentle." How could I not be amused by that? He was also persistent and followed me around the outskirts of town, gently insisting that I was headed the wrong way and that he could show me the tanneries where they color the animal skins. At some point, I had seen enough and turned towards the main part of town again. When we reached the voodoo shop, he said to me, "oh . . . no, I cannot follow you anymore. The police stay in this part of the city. Good day." And I was left thinking, " . . . and he is honest! Perhaps I should reconsider his offer!"

I did meet some kind people, but most were foreigners. The children playing in the streets or walking through the corridors were charming, though, often smiling shyly at me before resuming their games. And I did enjoy the light. In the end, I am happy with my trip. And I would like to present to you the first in the new art collection/exhibition titled, "Passages - Morocco." I hope you enjoy your travels and can also journey with me for a bit longer . . .

At this writing, these original pastel and charcoal drawings are available. Prices range from $1200 to $1500 (USD), unframed.

----------------------
Passages, Morocco: An Art Exhibition by Kelly Borsheim

(all copyrights 2012-2013 reserved by the artist)
[Going Home Fez Morocco 45x64cm Charcoal + Pastel drawing painting Morocco]

"Going Home" (Fez, Morocco)
45 x 64 cm
Charcoal + Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1600 (US)

[Boy in Striped Tunnel Marrakesh Morocco 45x64cm Pastel on Black Paper Pastel drawing painting Morocco]

"Boy in Striped Tunnel"
(Marrakesh, Morocco)
45 x 64 cm
Pastel on black Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

This pastel on black paper is part of my series "Passages - Morocco." I have been exploring not only the architecture and how the light plays upon it, but the idea of going places unknown. In this artwork, the dark areas are the natural/nude paper, adding pastels only where some light enters the corridor. — Kelly Borsheim

"Another World"
(Marrakesh, Morocco)
46 x 64 cm
Pastel + Charcoal on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

[Another World Art Morocco 46x64cm Pastel + Charcoal Pastel drawing painting Morocco]
[Contemplating Fez Morocco 46 x 64 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]

"Contemplating Fez" (Morocco)
46 x 64 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

[Light in the Tunnel Marrakesh Morocco 64 x 46 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco] [Mysterious Fez Morocco 46 x 64 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]

Left:
"Light in the Tunnel"
(Marrakesh, Morocco)
64 x 46 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

Above:
"Mysterious Fez"
(Morocco)
46 x 64 cm
Pastel on black Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

[Phantom Path Marrakesh Morocco 46 x 64 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]

Above:
"Phantom Path"
(Marrakesh, Morocco)
46 x 64 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

This pastel on rose-colored paper is part of my series "Passages - Morocco." I have been exploring not only the architecture but also playing with space, using the color of the paper and adding in subtle figures. — Kelly Borsheim

Right:
"Rose Passage"
(Morocco)
64 x 46 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

This pastel on rose-colored paper is part of my series "Passages - Morocco." I have been exploring not only the architecture and how the light plays upon it, but the idea of going places unknown. — Kelly Borsheim

[Rose Passage Marrakesh Morocco 64 x 46 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]
[The Merchant Marrakesh Morocco 64 x 20 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]

"The Merchant" (Marrakesh, Morocco)
64 x 20 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1200 (US)

[The Blue Path Essaouira Morocco 64 x 45cm Pastel+Charcoal Morocco drawing painting Morocco]

"The Blue Path" (Essaouira, Morocco)
64 x 46 cm
Pastel + Charcoal on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1400 (US)

[The Beggar Essaouira Morocco 64 x 20 cm Pastel on Paper drawing painting Morocco]

"The Beggar" (Essaouira, Morocco)
64 x 23 cm
Pastel on Italian-made paper
by Kelly Borsheim
Available $1200 (US)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-----------------------------------------------------------
Last Event of the Year - Rome, Italy!

If not in Rome, You may buy the book from Amazon.com
(possible free shipping from Amazon!):

[book street painting florence italy]

Last Event of the Year! Roma, Italia

Memoirs, Memories & More!
Date: December 11, 2013 Hours: 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Sala Uno (part of the Scala Santa Complex – San Giovanni) Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni, 10, Rome
Nearest metro: San Giovanni, SalaUno Art Gallery is near the piazzale bus depot at Porta San Giovanni
Tel.: (+39) 06 700.8691
Time: 7.00 pm until 10.00 p.m.
For Information: trevor220@gmail.com or c.tondelli@alice.it

"‘Tis two weeks before Christmas, and all under duress, you’re invited to an evening of book reading, cookies and nibbles to relieve all your stress! The tables will be filled with Christmas delights, you can come to just listen or just have a bite.

The gallery has beautiful art all hung up with care, in hopes that Friends, Romans & countrymen soon will be there; The evening will go from 7 to 10 so drop in any time before getting snug in your bed with visions of treats, books and artists dance in your head.

Look forward to an evening of art, books, gourmet food and artisans showing their best. Come share a glass and bring us good cheer and get Christmas gifts for those hard-to-please people on your list!"

We’ll be raffling off books - prizes - Christmas gifts - organic olive oil & more... Take a look at the sensational offers & gift prizes in the attachment, and...we hope to see you there -- Drop in for a few minutes / a few hours / all nite - there will be plenty of things to see-do-hear! [Kelly will be signing and selling copies of her book "My Life as a Streetpainter in Florence, Italy."]

A percentage of the raffle ticket proceeds will go to help the Sardinian people hit by the cyclone Cleopatra.

-----------------------------------------------------------
Original Sculptures by Vasily Fedorouk

If you have known me for even a little bit, you may have heard me speak of my late mentor and friend Vasily Fedorouk. Vasily was a prolific artist and passionate about art. Sadly, he drowned after saving his dog from doing so several years ago.

I want to help his wife Dilbara keep his memory alive and find great loving homes for his sculpture. I, myself, have recently acquired the ceramic sculpture you see here. It is a self portrait of Vasily contemplating the goddess Venus. I love his work! If you find a sculpture or painting that you would like to have more information about, please let me know or contact Dilbara directly via Vasily's Web site. See the artworks here: www.vasilyfedorouk.com

[Artist and Muse Venus Ceramic Sculpture by Vasily Fedorouk]

----------------------
Recent Blog Topics:

I hope that soon I can resolve the problem with my blog … will keep you posted and thank you to those who wrote to me missing my Italian art writings.

You may follow a variety of art topics on my blog:
http://artbyborsheim.blogspot.com
(This is a different subscription list than the one for this art newsletter.)

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I would be grateful if you chose to forward this newsletter to anyone you think would enjoy it.

Pace (peace),
Kelly Borsheim
27 November 2013


Sign-up to receive FREE e-news or printed mail.

Return to Read Other Newsletters - Table Of Contents Page

If you enjoy Borsheim Art News, please forward it to friends and colleagues. It comes to you about 6-8 times a year from Florence, Italy-based artist Kelly Borsheim.

----------------------
Give a Book Review:

Thank you for your interest and support in the book I wrote this past summer about being a street artist in Italy. I was thrilled to receive such glowing feedback about how I had shared not only the art and the artists, but also something of the political environment regarding street art, interaction with the public and other street performers (my favorite chapter is the one in which I have invited children to join me on the pavement), as well as images of the Renaissance City herself.

The book is titled "My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy." If you have read the book and would like to help in the promotion of it, perhaps you would consider writing up a short review for Amazon.com (or even send me a testimonial for my own site). Your review does not have to be fancy. The intention is to help other people get a better idea about what is inside and whether or not they may enjoy the read.

Just click here. Scroll down to the section on Customer Reviews. Click on the button to the right that says, "Create your own review" Sign in and follow their guide.

If you have not gotten your copy of the book, you may order directly from my site:
https://www.createspace.com/3659334

or from Amazon.com:

I have about 20 copies here with me in Italy, so if you are also here, just write me and we will organize the rest…



Home | Sculpture | Paintings/ 2-D / Murals | Photography | Exhibits | Process | Galleries | BLOG
Newsletter | Biography | Prints | Price List | Contact Artist


Copyright © 2013 Kelly Borsheim
All Rights Reserved