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Kathleen Carrillo in from of her painting La cappella

Dance Across your Canvas with me!

I love painting almost more than life itself.  I have been teaching for decades, as a university professor and in my own studio in the United States, Europe and Mexico. I love sharing my knowledge, flamboyant and fearless approach to the canvas with you.  It is my purpose in life to help you discover your "Creative Warrior"!

More About Me

I'm Kathleen Carrillo, a professional artist, and I'm here to guide you on your painting journey, no matter your level of experience. My classes are meticulously crafted to help you grasp the painting fundamentals and nurture your unique artistic style.


My teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that everyone possesses the potential to paint. I've cultivated a supportive and encouraging learning environment where you can freely experiment and express yourself with confidence.


In my classes, we explore a wide array of fascinating topics, including:


- The intricacies of color theory

- The art of composition

- The magic of brushstrokes

- Various painting techniques

- Deep dives into art history


I also offer specialized classes that blend the world of art with travel experiences in enchanting destinations like France, Italy, and Mexico.


Whether you're looking to embark on your painting journey or enhance your existing skills, my classes are a fantastic choice. As a passionate and experienced teacher, I'm dedicated to helping you unlock your full potential as an artist. Your creative aspirations are within reach, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

Explore My Collections

~Celebrating The Colorful Magic Of Life~

See more of my work here

Kathleen Carrillo Painting - Fragrance of life collection. Acrylic/mixed media painting of colorful lilypads
Calling All Angels - Acrylic portrait of a woman turned towards the viewer with a wing. Acrylic/Mixed media
magical places and spaces, a paintiny by Kathleen Carrillo in acrylic of a colorful, whimsical town with rolling hills and fields in the background


+1 858 261 8129



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