Mission Santa Barbara 1786
“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 Grande Morning with Pinons“ wins two awards in Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 3, 2015
"Rio Grand Morning with Pinons" won "People's Choice" award and "Best Use of Medium" in the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual juried exhibition at the Santa Fe Art Collectors' Gallery.
“Elsey’s paintings are marked by rich colors and dramatic brush strokes that recall Impressionist and Fauvist traditions.”Daedalus Howell, San Francisco Chronicle
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico,
“Award of Excellence”
Two of my New Mexico paintings were accepted for the Millicent Rogers Museum exhibition of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico in 2014. And one was honored with award of excellence!
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