Kathleen Elsey | Paintings | Workshops


"Taos Mountain Meadow" wins
the Louisa McElwain Memorial Award

As seen in the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico members' annual exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe November 2017

Taos Mountain Meadow

"The Canyon" 30" x 40"

“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 passion for painting with my 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 abovet.

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





"Best of Signature Painters"
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico at Santa Fe’s Sorrel Sky Gallery! more details
"Rio Pueblo Morning"  22" x 18"  SOLD
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 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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