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1528 State Street
Santa Barbara
CA 93101

Divine Inspiration
Gallery Of Fine Art

"Brush With Life"

Inspired paintings by Kathleen Elsey

July 1 through August 28, 2009

Reception for the Artist
Saturday July 18, from 5pm to 7pm

above the Harbor
beach Breakfast

"Above the Harbor"
16 x 20 acrylic on canvas

"Beach Breakfast"
16 x 20 acrylic on canvas

Kathys garden

"Kathy's Garden"
22 x 30 acrylic and oil on canvas

acrylic on canvas 30 x 40

stinson hot day
sunflowers on stripped cloth

"At the Beach, Stinson"
30 x 36 acrylic and oil on canvas


"Sunflowers on Striped Cloth"
28 x 22 acrylic on canvas

Infused with vibrant colors, the paintings of Santa Barbara Fauvist, Kathleen Elsey, explore interior spaces, figures, still lifes, beaches and landscapes. Working both plein air and in her studio, she paints with a vivified palette and brusque brushwork recalling both Fauvist and Impressionist traditions. Her solo exhibition at Divine Inspiration Gallery will feature over fifty of her oil and acrylic works on canvas including the premier exhibition of her figurative works.
Kathleen Elsey lived in San Francisco and Sonoma, California for over twenty years, as owner of Kathleen Elsey Design Studio, then as a fine artist, traveling, painting and teaching workshops. In 2003, she settled in Santa Barbara with her husband, Victor.
She is a member of the New Fauves, a group of nine painters from the US and France, committed to the aesthetics and approach of the great French Fauve painters such as Matisse, Marquet, Manguin and Vlaminck. She is a signature member of both the National Association of Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society. Her work is represented by galleries in Carmel, Atlanta, and Hawi, Hawaii.

The Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art

1528 State Street in Santa Barbara