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Santa Barbara Botanical Garden Alice Keck Park
"Alice's Garden" 20" x 24"

“Elsey’s paintings are marked by rich colors and dramatic brush strokes that recall Fauvist traditions.”Daedalus Howell, San Francisco Chronicle

“As for the rougher stuff, aesthetically speaking, Kathleen Elsey’s painting exerts a bold, almost post-Fauvist-meets-funk touch in her work.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 review

fauvist paintings made in america
Lavender Matanzas Creek Winery

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

I am always learning and I enjoy sharing my thoughts, tools and techniques with you whether it be in reference to paintings or art. Select any of the small images below to watch a video of each painting.
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 on the right.

Learn about my painting process through this interview by Daniel Kepl of “Bravo California!“ Watch the interview here.

 

 

 


 

Red Ribbon Winner!!
"Best of Signature Painters"

“Rio Pueblo Morning“ is a winner at Santa Fe's Sorrel Sky Gallery exhibition for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Exhibition! more
November 6, 2016

"Rio Pueblo Morning"  22" x 18"
available for sale from Sorrel Sky Gallery in 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 for myself."

“Rio Grande Morning with Pinons“ wins two awards in Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 3, 2015

Award winning Kathleen Elsey
"Rio Grand Morning with Pinons" won "People's Choice" award and "Best Use of Medium" in the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual juried exhibition at the Santa Fe Art Collectors' Gallery.

Kathleen Elsey paintings New Mexico paintings, Southwest paintingsMillicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico,
“Award of Excellence”


Two of my New Mexico paintings juried in to the Millicent Rogers Museum exhibition, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 2014 and one honored with Award of Excellence!


 


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