• Story of

    The French Flat

    The French Flat's name was inspired by a painting excursion Cathy and Keri took to France with the Art Students' League of Denver. Cathy and husband Will owned retail stores, including full-service florists, French and country antiques, and now create fabulous hand-dyed fabrics, and more. The "flat" refers to a smallish Euro-living space...or a matte finish of paint...or a crate of plants....


    Now, we are a design and custom painting service, as well as garden antique dealer. Find our booth (Belleview isle) at Colorado Antique Gallery (www.coloradoantiquegallery.com). We offer premier art lessons, French "Atelier" style workshops with artists working as mentors with students toward an artistic venture. We draw inspiration from artists from old world to modern masters.

    Invite the romance of French-inspired style and art into your home with our antiques, botanicals and paintings!

    Available at Colorado Antique Gallery: https://coloradoantiquegallery.com/

  • French Flat Art Studio Classes and Services


    Check out our latest products, beginning with art workshops, followed by paintings and antiques. Enjoy viewing!

    Custom Mural
    10.00 - 20.00
    Attached picture is a Monet, but I'll paint something beautiful and tranquil too~
    Coming soon
    Multimedia Design
    100.00 - 200.00
    This DPS class for children grades kinder-5th will shape well-rounded artists in this exciting 10-week program, introducing a wide range of artist mediums. We'll draw inspiration from artists around the globe, using tools such as charcoal, acrylic paint, sculpy clay, photography, collage, etc.
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    Coming soon
    Personalized Portrait
    250.00 - 650.00
    I will work through the process with you, starting with a photo that you provide, either hard copy, text, or email. I begin by sketching, then adding acrylic paint, and finish painting with oil. When I'm close to completing your portrait, I'll send you photo updates, so that you may critique (you know the features of person in photo!), until we're both satisfied with the result. You may choose a background and a color palette. Also available in other mediums, and please email keri@thefrenchflat.com to discuss.
    Pricing reflects one person. Additional charges may apply.
    Coming soon
    Cursive and Calligraphy
    Students will learn each letter in cursive, and kids who sign up for entire session will take home complete cursive workbook. After each class, they'll go home with a handsome calligraphy name or phrase card they create. Practicing script with different tools will add more ease and grace to their penmanship. At the end of eight weeks, students will go home with a cursive book.
    Minimum: two/Max: six children
    Email keri@thefrenchflat.com for more details
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    Coming soon
    Color Consult with Cathy & Keri
    Three hours, over two separate days to determine interior and/or exterior colors for your office, chateau, or flat. Let Cathy Kimmal, principal home and garden designer of The French Flat in Denver, CO and formerly the tea room/home and garden "nature" store extraordinaire in Tubac, AZ. She has been published in home and garden magazines, and has styled "flipped" many gorgeous homes in CO and AZ. More pix to come
    $150~time includes us going to paint stores and up six samples.
    Coming soon
    Private or Petit Group Drawing and Painting
    45.00 - 110.00
    One-on-one or small group, you or your child will express through quality charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paint (oil for advanced users!!!). I've created lesson plans drawing inspiration from master artists, and exploring various techniques and subject matter.
    Please email me at keri@thefrenchflat.com
    $45/one hour session
    Study art in our studio/garden "The French flat", or in your home. Ask about adult classes and painting parties!

    Coming soon
  • Contact us



    Tel: 720-941-9309



  • Personal References of Past Work

    Testimonials from people for whom I've painted


    "Keri is a true treasure. She took my daughter's larger than life mural idea and made it come alive on her bedroom wall. Not only is the artwork exactly what we were looking for, but Keri ensured Addie was part of the process the entire way through."

    Boy's Colorado Sports Teams

    Keri is passionate about what she does and adores sharing that with her clients. I have now used Keri on three different occasions to paint wall murals and have been thrilled with the results each time."

    Teen's Reading Nook--Before

    "My daughter was involved in every phase of the process: selecting the image, painting the mural, and decorating it afterward.

    Teen's Reading Nook--After

    Keri’s collaboration on this project gave us not only this fun mural, but my daughter learned to mix color and paint a mural!"

    On-Vacation Powder Room


    “Keri is a hard worker, determined, and committed to the projects she chooses to accept. We are constantly complimented on her mural.”

  • French thoughts

    Thoughts French in nature...

    I get it--this has to be the most boring subject matter on Earth to blog about, or to draw! And...
    Last year, I traveled to the middle east with my husband, Joshua's DU Daniels College of Business...
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