A Passion for Portraits

Everyone is an artist in his dreams

                     Sigmund Freud

Melbourne based, Jeffrey Kelson teaches portrait painting to private students, in corporate training programs and at leading schools. He has developed a unique and accurate system that doesn’t require a high level of technical ability and can easily be mastered by those with little painting experience.

Individual Lessons- Personal Tuition

Jeffrey takes private students in his studio. Using a unique and accurate system his students learn how to produce an expressive and original work with the use of mixed media.

Corporate Programs – Team Building Through Art

This program inspires self-confidence, team work and bonding in a creative, fun filled professional development session.

Teaching in Schools – Improve Techniques

Jeffrey has taught at Scotch College, Caulfield Grammar and Korowa Anglican Girl’s School, giving students a new appreciation of portrait painting and enhancing their folio presentations.

Teaching in Retirement Homes – Age No Barrier

Under Jeffrey’s expert guidance, groups of senior citizens have found a new skill painting family and friends.

Commission A Portrait – A Treasured Gift

A painted portrait of a loved one will stand out as very special and can become one of the most treasured art works in your home.  It can create a timeless presence and is likely to be prized and valued by generations to come.


Thanks Jeffery, the workshop was a great success.  It was important for these boys to get a result.  Thanks for your efforts under difficult circumstances.

Mark Mason, Head of Art, Senior Teacher of  Visual Communication & Design Scotch College

Hi Jeffrey, I received my painting yesterday and you are amazing. The details you captured without even meeting us are astonishing. Just wanted to say a big thank you and you should be very pleased with your work as even my husband likes it (and noticed the intricacy – and being the man that he is, he never notices anything! haha) Would I be able to offer your services to our clients as some of them would like artwork in their businesses? Thank you once again for putting some colour in our home.

A. Kaur.