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I have moved. My new studio is in beautiful Sycamore Canyon in Montecito.
I hope to see you during the
Santa Barbara Studio Artists‘ Labor Day tour Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th.
Learn about my passion for painting with these Kathleen Elsey 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,” 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.
"Rio Grand Morning" New Mexico
August 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2015
Join me in sunny Santa Barbara for a four-day plein air painting workshop. Paint the ocean, cliffs, beach, Mission and mountains. Details on the workshop page.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
“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
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!
“Sunny Beach, with Yellow Umbrella”
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