[Borsheim Arts Studio]

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:

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

[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

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Available Giclée Fine Art Reproductions of Paintings and Drawings

Selected Original Sculpture: Stone or Bronze

[marble art]
"Back to Back"
14" h x 9.5" x 9.5"
[marble art]
"Gymnast" (detail)
49" x 16" x 14"
[marble art]
24" h x 11" x 17"
[metal art]
10" h x 11" w x 8" d
[bronze sculpture art]
"Ten" (large version)
5" h x 19" w x 2.25" d
[bronze art]
"The Lookout"
30" h x 15" w x 5" d

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Selected Original Drawings: Charcoal and/or Pastel

[Pastel art]
"The Beggar"
64 x 23 cm
Pastel on paper
[Pastel art]
"Le Scale dell'Eros"
68 x 49 cm
Pastel & Charcoal
[charcoal drawing art]
(25" x 18")
Charcoal & Pastel
[Pastel art]
"Sleeping Angel"
18" x 24"
[charcoal drawing art]
"Il Dono" ("The Gift")
65 x 46 cm
charcoal & pastel
[Pastel art]
"L'Inverno" ("Winter")
(18 x 25")
Pastel & charcoal
[Pastel art]
"Boy in Striped Tunnel"
(Marrakesh, Morocco)

45 x 64 cm
Pastel on black paper

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Selected Original Paintings by Kelly Borsheim: Oil

[oil paintings art]
"Giuseppe's Tools"
56 x 50 cm
Oil on canvas
[oil painting art]
80 x 40 cm
Oil on canvas
[oil painting art]
"Buskers in Firenze"
12" x 16"
Oil on wood
[oil painting art]
"The Harvest"
30 x 20 cm
Oil on canvas
[oil painting art]
50 x 70 cm
Oil on canvas
[oil painting art]
"Hélène's Vase"
65 x 40 cm
Oil on panel

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Original Murals: Mixed Media Painting

[Tuscan Mural, Caprese Michelangelo, Italy art, mural painting in private home, jacuzzi room]
"Tuscan Mural"
200 x 400 cm
Private Home, Italy

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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

Order the book today
(Click on the image above.)

Click on this text
to see Selected Works by
Master Sculptor
Vasily Fedorouk


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.

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

July 2, 2002
copyright Jane Steig Parsons

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, Serbia, 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.

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

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 Castelvecchio [PT], Valleriana, Tuscany, 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

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::: Goethe :::

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