Welcome!!  Here is a little about me and I hope you will share about you so we get to know each other!

My work is abstract acrylic, done with texture and symbols with meaning. I often paint with acrylic that has a great deal of metal in it, and I use patinas for color and texture. I prefer to paint on wood , but use canvas as well. My work has fine line work on the sides, edges, and even in the interior of the painting.  I uses symbols from folktales, other countries, Native American tribes, and some symbols I make up to tell stories in my work. You will find much texture in my work in addition to my symbols, patines and beautiful colors.  Because I was born in and have lived most of my life in Arizona, my work has the flavor of  the Southwest in color and style.  My husbnad and I are in the process of moving to Arlington, VA to be near my daughter, and no doubt I will pick up some Southeastern flavor soon.  This year, you will find me in the  Arlington Studio Tour  9/28-29, and Hidden in the Hills, Scottsdale and Carefree, AZ the weekend before and after Thanksgiving.   In the spring, I can be found in the Arizona Fine Art Expo from January 11 until the end of March.  

That said, I want to tell you what a pleasure it is to work with you, I and hope we get well acquainted   Please feel free to send me comments and questions.  I am here for you to get the most out of the class that you possiblly can, and to have FUN with paint and color.  Pat

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  • Thanks for the tips.  I will try the crackle paint.

  • Hi Pat

    It is nice to meet you. I see your work online because we share a fairy blogmother. I am thrilled to be creating with you and maybe I will see you in Phoenix in August. I know, it's HOT.


  • Thank you, Pat! I hope your workshop is a great one too!

  • Hello Pat, I wish for you great success during your Summer workshop! I love what you do specially textures and color of your designs.

  • Hi and welcome, Pat!

    This is my second year teaching here at Artful Gathering and I love it! It's a warm, welcoming environment full of creative people learning and sharing, so what's not to like? If you want to learn mixed media assemblage with a little sculpting and a little jewelry making to boot, I hope you'll consider my class "Aiming for the Divine: Relics of a Straight Shooting Woman."

    No matter which classes you choose, enjoy the creativity!



  • Welcome to our Artful Gathering Summer Art Retreat! I am offering two portrait workshops, one in pastel and one in acrylic. They are designed for beginner through advanced so, if portraits are of interest to you, I would love to have you!

  • Hi Pat!

    Welcome to Artful Gathering! 

    This is my first time teaching with Artful Gathering and I'm so excited! I would love for you to join me in my "between the pages" workshop! I am teaching the complete process of making a beautiful plaster covered journal with several options for the covers, and then will show many different mixed media and collage techniques to fill the pages.  The journal can be decorated with any colors you choose, and embellished with photo transfers and photos, etc. I have been art journaling for many years and love to share techniques and ideas! 

    I will also have a surprise bonus class at the end, as well as a segment on making your own mark making tools!! 

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to answer! :)

    Hope to see you in class! 


    Kim Beller


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