Kathleen Elsey | Paintings | Workshops



Botanical Garden Santa Barbara

Lavender Matanzas Creek Winery

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

Beach Santa Barbara

“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.






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

"Rio Grande Morning" heads to Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Rio Grand Morning" New Mexico is
on it's way to the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual juried exhibition in Santa Fe at the Art Collectors Gallery.

Kathleen Elsey paintings South western paintings painting workshops

Kathleen Elsey paintings New Mexico paintings, Southwest paintings

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!

Hendrys Beach Low Tide

 “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

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