Kathleen Elsey | Paintings | Workshops


End of Summer Painting Sale have a look

Santa Barbara Beach Paintings

"At the Beach, Summer's End"
For sale at the Santa Barbara Studio Artists' preview exhibition,
Gallery 10, 10 West Anapamu September 1 - 4, 2017

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

john dunn
How I began "Rio with Chamisa" 20" x 24"
Lavender Matanzas Creek Winery
"Sea of Lavender" 30" x 40"

“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

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
Taos Mountain Meadow

Taos Rio John Dunn








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