"Taos Mountain Meadow" wins
the Louisa McElwain Memorial Award
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico members' annual exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe runs through November 2017. This painting is available for purchase from the gallery. (505) 501-6555
"Taos Mountain Meadow" 16 x 20
“Elsey’s paintings are marked by rich colors and dramatic brush strokes that recall Fauvist traditions.”Daedalus Howell, San Francisco Chronicle
"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.
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, 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.