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Kitty Gorrell

279 Beech Run Road
Friendly, WV  26146

Phone (304) 684-7975 

Email:  kittygorrellstudio@msn.com

Website:  www.KittyGorrell.com

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About the Artist

Since Kitty Gorrell first picked up a paint brush as a young adult, her creative drive has taken her from a determined beginner to an active painter, teacher and promoter in the field of art.   Kitty believes that painting is a technique as much as a talent and it can be learned by anyone with the desire to paint and the willingness to practice and learn.  She has studied drawing, painting and design both privately and at seminars throughout the country.   Her preferred medium is oils, but she also paints in watercolors and acrylics.    She has achieved Instructor Certification from Alexander Art, Koh-I-Nor/Grumbacher, and as a Gold Level Instructor with Winsor & Newton/ColArt Americas.  Today, Kitty works as an Independent Artist, Instructor, Exhibitor and Arts Program Presenter!

Kitty has been described by art educators and by her students as “a very competent instructor as well as a talented artist.”  Also “her attitude and personality are always of a positive nature, instruction is detailed and assistance is given to each student.”   Paintings completed in her classes and seminars are achieved with her easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.  She teaches a wide variety of subjects and her enthusiasm and love for painting makes her a popular teacher.  Her students look forward to each new challenge. 

Kitty Gorrell teaches a full range of classes as well as workshops throughout the country at conventions, special events and private studios and classrooms.  Classes can be arranged for as few as 12 students or as many as 36.  A Pattern Packet, which includes instructions, line drawing and color photograph, is provided to each student.  It can be arranged for paints to be provided at the host location’s request.    Kitty also organizes and hosts “Homecoming Hues, A Painting Retreat”, which is held each September in central West Virginia.     

Kitty is a business member of the Society of Decorative Painters, a charter member and advisor of T.E.A.M. (Teachers & Educators of Art Materials), and co-founder of the Creel Foundation, a non profit organization for the arts in West Virginia.   


Professional Services Offered
  • Teaches a variety of mediums
  • Workshops and classes
  • Hands-on, Paint-along seminars conducted Nationwide
  • Demonstrations of Art materials for Manufacturers
  • Instructional Pattern Packets - Detailed "How To" instructions for completing a painting in oil, acrylic or watercolor.
  • Lecturer in the field of teaching adults or children, product education, or creative arts.
  • Coordinator of Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
  • Professional Framer - specializing in work with antique materials.

Also Offering

  • Commissions
  • Original Artwork
  • Weekly and Monthly Classes - Call or e-mail for an up to date schedule.
  • Travel Teacher - Call to set up a seminar or workshop in your area.


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