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[Artist Kelly Borsheim poses with her marble sculpture Gymnast with marble Stargazer in the background right]

Artist Kelly Borsheim poses with her
marble sculptures Gymnast (foreground)
and Stargazer (background, right)
in Dripping Springs, Texas
© Kelly Borsheim

UPDATE: Both sculptures are on exhibit
at The Palms of Sanford,
central Florida, as of May 2017

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Welcome to the Art
of Kelly Borsheim

"Seeking the Universal through the Personal"

I am so glad you are here! Please look around and click on the images to see more artworks. On this site, you will see: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Murals, and the Book. I also offer Fine Art Reproductions (Giclée) of my 2-dimensional artworks, as well as Notecards and other fun stuff.

The Pricelist (although many 2-d works have the prices next to the art).

NEW charcoal drawing
[contemporary drawing]

NEW Bronze Garden Sculpture
[Orders Only]:
Rock Towers and Frogs:
[fountain garden art]

Write to me if so inspired and by all means, acquire which artworks move you! Thank you and enjoy your visit.


Well, after two injuries to my right knee in early 2016, which have never healed, I fell twice in the spring of 2017. The latter fall, back home in Tuscany, resulted in a broken right wrist. So I have cancelled most plans for travel and exhibition for 2017. I hope to stay home and do what it takes to heal. If I have ever made any artwork that moves you, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you about it, especially if you would like to buy it and help with my rent during my downtime.
Thank you,

P.S. In case you are wondering: I am an American artist [sculptor and painter] currently working in the hills of Tuscany, Italy.
Please enjoy the blog here: http://artbyborsheim.blogspot.com

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to see Selected Works by
Master Sculptor
Vasily Fedorouk


Kelly has written a book: My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy

(over 350 images!)

[art street painting]

Illegal merchants pass by behind Kelly and
a young budding artist in Florence, Italy. Photo by Ernesto Brosa

[See also Amazon in Italy, UK, Japan, France, and other countries.]
Thank you for your support.
I hope you really enjoy the book
filled with street paintings in Italy.

About the author:
Kelly Borsheim is an American sculptor who creates stone and bronze figures. Michelangelo's sculpture lured her to Italy originally, but she returned again and again for inspiration and a deeper understanding of classical art. Little did she know that her future would bring her to her knees recreating Renaissance masterpieces in the streets of Florence. Kelly was also chained up in a protest against the taxation of street artists, the subject of a story in an Italian newspaper, and shared the joys of chalk with children visiting from all over the world.

"My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy" is a visual journey (including over 330 images) of one artist's discovery of an art form that dates back to the 16th century.

[book street painting florence italy]
Above: Cover for book:
"My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy"

by Kelly Borsheim

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(Click on the image above.)

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Available Giclée Fine Art Reproductions of Paintings and Drawings

When I see a nude that I am itching to touch, I know the artist has done more than just "depict"... instead, I feel Kelly has "introduced" me to someone, almost as if she were standing behind my shoulder, showing me her snapshots and saying, "..and this is my cousin Ben and that is my friend Joy and those are the turtles we saw on vacation..."
John Burgoon
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
5 November 2004

Passionate. Sensitive. Classic. Full of natural, fluid movement - as though the subject is about to walk off the pedestal. Sensual. Full of life and motion; an intuitive artist that creates form from mere substance. These are just a few of the things that art lovers have said about the work of artist Kelly Borsheim.

BorsheimArts.com is the official site of Borsheim Arts Studio, featuring the figurative bronze and stone sculptures, as well as paintings and drawings created by this US and Italy-based artist. While Kelly's paintings of the human body are often described as abstract, her 3-dimensional work is somewhat classically representational, detailed, and fluid. Her knowledge of human anatomy allows her to create sensitive artworks of grace that one art collector described as "daring yet sophisticated. She respects the balance of modesty and [the] erotic and blends it to create the human spirit for what it truly is." Another viewer said, "She has such a wonderful understanding of the materials she uses that she creates beautifully natural art, full of expression and movement."

Artist Kelly Borsheim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the United States of America in 1964. After moving to central Texas, her art career started off in photography, specifically lab work and later photo restoration. In 1992, she studied line, tone, and then color for a year before going out on her own to draw from life. In late 1994, she began to study sculpture at the Elisabet Ney Sculpture Conservatory. Kelly later enhanced these studies by . . . (click here for more).

Since her first painting sale in October 1997 (an oil painting titled Hand Off Knee), Kelly's paintings and bronze and stone sculpture are now in private collections throughout the United States and in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Italy, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

While her love of the ocean is evident in her aquatic sculptures, she is best known for communicating ideas in her work with the human figure. Kelly sculpts in clay and wax for casting limited edition bronze sculptures, as well as carving directly in stone (usually marble or alabaster) for one-of-a-kind works of art. Although primarily a sculptor, she believes that drawing is the essence of all of the visual arts and continues to draw from live models and paint nudes from life as well.

Kelly Borsheim's techniques for painting and sculpting the nudes or marine/aquatic artworks are often shown on many of the pages depicting individual artworks. She also teaches anatomy on occasion. Or Commission an Artwork: it is easier than you think!

Kelly is an American artist working in Florence, Italy. Contact the artist via this site for the most efficient method of communication. You may also enjoy reading the blog about Art and Italy, here: http://artbyborsheim.blogspot.com

[stone carving artist]
The artist at her opening for
From Paper to Bronze:
Sculptors Who Draw

July 2, 2002
copyright Jane Steig Parsons
Prints Charming Photography of Austin

[life drawings figure drawing]
2-minutes poses sketched in charcoal by Kelly

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