Join us for a live virtual Q&A on Instagram with Sorelle artist Kay Flierl.

Tune into the talk on Instagram Live at 11:00am EST on Thursday, April 11, 2024. To watch, visit Sorelle's Instagram profile at the start time. When the pink circle appears around the Sorelle profile photo, tap to join. We'll discuss Kay's process as a plein air painter, how moving coast-to-coast has influenced her work, and more. 

Explore all original paintings by Kay Flierl in her Artist Collection

Kay Flierl has immersed herself in the creative world for over 35 years. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Design, then moved into a career in advertising and graphic design. But there was always a voice inside that called for a deeper expression. Eventually she listened to that voice and taught herself to paint. It is in this realm that Kay has found her truest expression. Although self-taught, she observes and learns through exploration and inspiring fellow painters, but primarily listening to that voice with a passion that carries her forward.

Kay has lived in the mid-west, the south and the west, currently living life to its fullest in Denver, CO. Each place has infused its unique culture and environment into the person and artist she is today.

"What propels me to paint?," Flierl says. "Cezanne says it best... 'Emotion is the starting point the beginning and the end.' I have an equal appreciation for abstract and representational art, but in each finished canvas, I see the emotion felt while creating it. It’s a place to process life. And I passionately embrace the unique ability of an artist to put emotion into a visual context. For me, it is expressed through texture, color, pattern, beauty, playfulness and subject matter. While emotion drives the process, the inspiration for each piece comes from my love of life, the outdoors and all that God has created.

"In creating art, there is a time when I enter into a stage of unknowing. Where immediate answers are intangible and I must rest in the silent darkness. Not sure where to go or even if any path will push me forward. This is a crucial period when creativity flourishes in the questioning more than the certainty, preparing me for a new depth of creativity. Each blank canvas holds the promise of a new journey, drawing me back to create again and again."

Follow Sorelle Gallery and Kay ( for updates and reminders in advance of the talk. If you have any questions for Kay, we invite you to send us a direct message on Instagram to ensure it is answered during the Live discussion. 


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