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LET THERE BE COLOR
May 30 through July 8, 2017
Ten of my newest paintings are featured in this color-infused exhibition in downtown Santa Barbara. Distinctive Art Gallery has curated a stunningly colorful exhibition in their gallery through the month of June. They are located at 1331 State Street, a couple of doors up from the Arlington Theater. Monday through Friday, 10 - 5:30 and Saturday 10 - 4:30
Contact me for more information.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s Art Walk
juried exhibition September 23 - 25, 2016
"Path Through Mountain Meadow" 16" x 20" framed in gold
"Hendry's Beach, Low Tide" 16" x 20" framed in gold
“Four Fauves in California“
May 3rd through June 18, 2016
“Rio Grande Morning with Pinons“ wins TWO awards in Santa Fe, New Mexico
"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. The exhibition runs from September 1 until October 25, 2015.
Huge thanks to those of you who visited my solo exhibition at Thos. Moser,
San Francisco which ended December 31, 2014. I am painting now for my next
Thos. Moser solo exhibition in September 2016.
"Lyon Street Steps, Afternoon", is featured in my solo exhibition in San Francisco. I made a video of how this painting was made and you can see it by clicking on the small image of the unfinished painting on the below. Also included in the exhibition are my landscape paintings vibrant with color, beach paintings dancing with movement and still life paintings full of memories. My paintings have been described as “mighty and memorable” by California art critic Josef Woodard.
Learn more about my paintings and my process through the 2013 interview by Daniel Kepl of “Bravo California!“ See the interview here
Kathleen Elsey wins “Award of Excellence” at Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico, October 2013
Kathleen Elsey, signature member of PAPNM has two paintings, Hacienda de los Martinez and Peaceful Valley with Cows, in this museum exhibition. Both paintings were made on location in Taos, New Mexico. Join Kathleen Elsey and many of the outstanding painters in the country at the artists’ reception on October 4th from 5pm - 7pm. The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual juried exhibition is at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico from October 4th - November 3rd, 2013.
Kathleen Elsey, Santa Barbara, California artist, at Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico at the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico annual painting exhibition
Kathleen Elsey Santa Barbara paintings, Summer Solstice "Parade" at Casa Gallery Santa Barbara, California.
"Parade," a Kathleen Elsey painting, 30 x 40, made from her memories, sketches and photos of the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade
We are celebrating life in paradise and 20 years of arts coverage at CASA Magazine. Join the 20 year birthday party with the CASA team and a whole bunch of Santa Barbara’s most famous, fantastic and fun painters.
Santa Barbara artist, Kathleen Elsey, juried in to the International Society of Acrylic Painters 16th Annual Exhibition.
August 1 – September 2, 2013
Kathleen Elsey has been a member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters for the past eight years. The 16th annual exhibition will be at The Showroom Gallery in Paso Robles, California. The painting exhibit runs from August 1 – September 2 and features paintings of fifty artists from around the world. The juror for this group exhibition is Christopher Schink. Mr Schink is an internationally known painter, author and workshop instructor.
Kathleen Elsey’s “Rio 2” on exhibition at ”Confluence” Santa Barbara’s Westmont Museum
May 16 – June 22, 2013
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, California
Rio 2, below, is one of a series of Kathleen Elsey paintings of the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Above is Rio 3 , the last of the series. Other paintings in the series are Rio Grande, John Dunn Bridge and Rio Pueblo.
Solo Exhibition at Thomas Moser, San Francisco November - December 31, 2012
The Kathleen Elsey painting, "Steps of Telegraph Hill", is featured in her solo exhibition in San Francisco. Also included in the exhibition are Kathleen‘s landscape paintings vibrant with color, her beach paintings dancing with movement and her still life paintings full of memories. Elsey‘s paintings have been described as “mighty and memorable” by California art critic Josef Woodard.
View a Kathleen Elsey video on Vimeo about the process of developing this painting by clicking on the small image.
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