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.

From Jeffrey’s Clients…

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, It is fantastic. You have created yet another masterpiece. We look forward to hanging it and standing back and admiring all it represents.

Light and shade and contours are now becoming what I see… thanks for another inspiring lesson.

Hi Jeffrey, I received my painting yesterday and you are amazing. The details you captured without even meeting us are astonishing.  Thank you once again for putting some colour in our home.
                    A. Kaur.

OMG, my husband loves the portrait!

I just received my wife’s portrait it and like it very much. Thank you.

Many thanks for coming in today to run the workshop. I think the kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and some of them produced really beautiful work.
                Jewish Museum of Australia