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Artist Kelly Wilkinson Coffin


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Biography


Kelly Wilkinson Coffin is a native Virginian and graduate of the University of Virginia (Col "88).
She returned to Charlottesville, VA to open her own studio after completing three years of full time study at the Ingbretson Studio of Drawing and Painting, an atelier in the tradition of the Boston School, which combines the drawing and discipline of the Academies of 19th Century Paris with the color and light effects of the impressionists.
Additionally she completed a semester studying portraiture and figure painting at the Charles Cecil studio in Florence, Italy. Prior to pursuing painting full time she served on Active Duty as a Naval Aviator for 10 years and later flew as a First Officer with US Airways while continuing to serve in the Naval Reserve.
 
She is married to Tad Coffin, Kelly lives on a farm with her family in Ruckersville, VA.

 
I hope to celebrate all that I love about nature and my fellow beings through my painting.  I am most taken with the painters of the Boston School Tradition and am very grateful for the painting education I received along those lines.  Not a day goes by that I am not mindful of my instructor Paul Ingbretson's advice "to paint what one is passionate about."
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