Uncover Your Art Style

Elaine Kehew, Painter

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6 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction: Uncover Your Art Style

    • Lesson One: Concepts and Materials

    • Lesson Two: Analyze Your Work

    • Lesson Three: Art References

    • Lesson Four: Chart the Synthesis

    • Lesson Five: Create the Image


About This Class

Uncover Your Art Style 

In this 60-minute course, you will identify your Signature Artistic Style:

1-You will analyze 3 pieces of art you’ve already made using my 3-point Style Spectrum method

2- You will analyze 3 pieces of art you really love made by other artists, in styles you aspire to create in

3- You will create an 8 x 10” piece that represents your signature style (if you work larger, this will be a maquette of the larger work)

21 of 22 students recommendSee All

Elaine,s system really helped me see my work from a different angle. Too bad it's so short. Even though short it helped me see my work from a different angle.
A useful exercise! I understand my style a bit better now and can pinpoint what I need to add to a composition to make it sing in my song. :)
Meghan Tyrrell

Art is where I loose and then find myself.

The presenter does a good job talking you through finding your art style.





Elaine Kehew


Elaine Marie Kehew is a fine artist and surface pattern designer living in Nairobi. She studied painting and printmaking at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and exhibits in East Africa and the United States. Her work appears in public collections in the US and Africa, and in private collections all over the world.

The artist earned a JD from Brooklyn Law School and specializes in copyright for artists, taxonomy, database design and legal research techniques and methods, and has applied that analysis to contemporary art. She is uniquely qualified to teach classification and categorization methods in most subjects, and especially art.

Public Collections:

The artist is included in the public collections of:
The Smithsonian Museum of African Art
The University of Wisconsin at Madison
The University of Johannesburg


2015 Group Exhibition, “Paper 2” Circle Art, Nairobi
2015 GIF Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa
2014 November Solo Exhibition “Pattern Recognition”, Village Market
2014 Group Exhibition, “Paper”, Circle Art Agency, Nairobi
2014 Group Exhibition , International School of Kenya, Nairobi
2013 December Group Exhibition, Russian Embassy, Nairobi
2013 November Group Exhibition, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi
2013 Solo Exhibition, Que Pasa, Nairobi
2013 Solo Exhibition, Seven ABC Place Nairobi
2013 Group Exhibition, International School of Kenya, Nairobi
2012 Solo Exhibition, Village Market
2012 Group Show, SUNY Geneseo Alumni Juried Exhibition
2011 Solo Exhibition, Le Rustique, Nairobi
2010 September Naivasha Race Track Horse Show and Fair
2010 May, Arlington Public Library "The Art of Food", Arlington VA
2009 Solo Exhibition, Naivasha Horse Show and Fair, Naivasha Kenya
2009 Solo Exhibition, Bethany Art Space, Mechanicsburg PA
2008 Group Exhibition Torpedo Factory Alexandria VA
2007 Juried Group Show, Cassatt’s, Arlington VA


2014: The Artist’s Press, White River, South Africa, January 2014 Will develop Lithography and Solar Plate techniques with Mark Attwood.
2012 The Artist’s Press, White River, South Africa, and August 2012. Worked on Solar-plate prints with Mark Attwood, Master Printer. Collaborated and experimented with natural sun exposures and light-box exposures.