Kathleen Elsey | Paintings | Workshops


Earth, Sky, Water– Paint it all with
Kathleen Elsey in Santa Barbara, California.
April 25, 26 & 27th, 2015  

In this workshop you will practice seeing– cultivating your visual sensitivity. You will learn to paint fearlessly using pure color and bold brushwork. And most of all, you will be expressive with paint on canvas while making a mighty and memorable painting.  Details here.  Sold out. Email to be on the wait list.

Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery Paintings

Beach Santa Barbara

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


Lavender Matanzas Creek Winery

“Lyon Street Steps, Afternoon,” is featured in the solo exhibition in San Francisco. Also included in the exhibition are 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.





Kathleen Elsey paintings South western paintings painting workshops
"Rio Grand Morning" New Mexico


Kathleen Elsey Grand Canyon






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

 “Kathleen Elsey’s paintings exert a bold, almost post-Fauvist-meets-punk touch. “Sunlit Room,” flirts with burly Van Gogh effects, with a vivified palette and brusque brushwork. It’s the mightiest and most memorable painting in the room.” Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News

Kathleen Elsey paintings New Mexico paintings, Southwest paintings

Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico,
“Award of Excellence”

Two Kathleen Elsey New Mexico paintings were accepted for the Millicent Rogers Museum exhibition of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico in 2013. And one was honored with award of excellence!

Kathleen Elsey paintings New Mexico paintings, Southwest paintings, Pilar, New Mexico “Pilar, Summer"

Kathleen Elsey Painting Workshop Sunny Beach Stinson“Sunny Beach, with Yellow Umbrella”

Kathleen Elsey Paintings Southwest Paintings

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