Welcome to the blog of Artist Kelly Aiken of Copeley Designs Art, I am so excited to have you all here. I will write about once a week, and post every Monday night. I want to dive into the good stuff, but first some fun facts about how I became a professional artist.
After graduation from the University of Virginia Architecture School in 2012, I made my way up to Boston, MA. My boyfriend (now husband) played professional football for The New England Patriots, and I was so excited for the opportunity to move north! I landed a job as a Marketing Director for an architecture firm, only painting at this time as an after- work hobby. In 2013, I switched careers into art and studio instruction, working for The Paint Bar (thepaintbar.com) in Newton, MA. I found this company while attending a paint and drink class, and fell in love with the family behind the business, and the company. I learned so much from this beautiful mother-daughter business, and miss working for them dearly! After an amazing 5 years of professional football, my husband retired and we moved back south, closer to our hometowns.
Moving to Charlotte, NC, I briefly worked for Havenly, Inc. (havenly.com), an online Interior Decorating service. After my daughter was born, I was ready to begin painting again, this time concentrating on developing my own abstract style. I also found Skillpop (skillpop.com), a Pop-up DIY class company, where I could spread the love of abstract and skyline gold leaf art.
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Did you know I teach Gold Leaf Abstract Art classes for instagram.com/skillpop ?
When teaching, I recommend products/ materials to create your own DIY gold leaf abstract piece successfully! For the first time, I am writing out all the supplies for you to get started on learning how to gild gold leaf!
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