Kathleen Elsey Paintings


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Taos Mountain Meadow

Honored to exhibit in the Taos Museum...

"Taos Mountain Meadow," previously winner of
the Louisa McElwain Memorial Award, exhibiting at the Taos Museum through March 2020.

"Chama River Valley" 

“Color is magical and fascinates me. I paint to share a vision, a feeling."

“As for the rougher stuff, aesthetically speaking, Kathleen Elsey’s painting exerts a bold, almost post-Fauvist-meets-funk touch. Josef Woodard,
Santa Barbara News Press

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

Select any images below to watch my videos.
Lyon Street Steps San Francisco
 Steps of Telegraph Hill San FranciscoStinson Beach Fog Rolling In

“Lyon Street Steps, Afternoon,” featured in solo exhibition in San Francisco. More about my painting process through the interview by Daniel Kepl “Bravo California!“lyon street steps

My interest in painting is with direct paint application in an expressive manner while using pure color combinations and meaty brushstrokes. The energetic emotion of moving paint around the canvas, searching relentlessly for shapes and colors, keeps me from seeing details. My colors are intensified and spontaneous in my hopes for a painting full of spirit.

wildflower Meadow
"Flower Garden"  16" x 20"

"River" 24" x 30"

"Hendry's Beach With Palms" 

Taos Mountain Meadow” wins
Louisa McElwain Memorial Award.

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual exhibition, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe   

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


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