Kathleen Elsey | Paintings | Workshops


Santa Barbara Studio Artists'
Labor Day Open Studio

Thanks to those who came to my studio.
Below is one of my newest paintings.

lavencer van gogh

Taos Mountain Meadow” wins
Louisa McElwain Memorial Award.

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual exhibition,
Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, November 2017
Taos Mountain Meadow

"Peonies & Pears on a Rainy Day" 20" x 20"

“As for the rougher stuff, aesthetically speaking, Kathleen Elsey’s painting exerts a bold, almost post-Fauvist-meets-funk touch.Sunlit Room,” for one, flirts with burly Van Gogh effects, with a vivified palette and brusque brushwork. It’s the mightiest and most memorable piece in the room, says this unavoidably subjective observer.” Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News Press

Learn about my painting passion through these videos.Kathleen Elsey Grand Canyon

I am always learning and I enjoy sharing my thoughts and techniques with you. Select any of the images below to watch a painting video.
Lyon Street Steps San Francisco
 Steps of Telegraph Hill San FranciscoStinson Beach Fog Rolling In

“Lyon Street Steps, Afternoon,” was featured in the 2015 solo exhibition in San Francisco. Also included in the exhibition were my landscape paintings vibrant with color, beach paintings dancing with movement and still life paintings full of memories. You can see the video of how I made this painting by selecting the image of the painting above. Learn about my painting process through the interview by Daniel Kepl of “Bravo California!“


alice Keck ParkWinner! Rio Pueblo”
Best of Signature Painters,
Plein Air Painters New Mexico Santa Fe’s Sorrel Sky Gallery!
"Rio Pueblo Morning"  22" x 18" Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Color is magical and fascinates me. White is distracting and terrifies me. Black is even worse. I paint to share a vision, to make something meaningful."rio pueblo Taos New Mexico
Elsey’s paintings are marked by rich colors and dramatic brush strokes that recall Fauvist traditions.”Daedalus Howell,
San Francisco Chronicle


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