Laurie Kersey – A Splash of Sun – , 12 x 16

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Dimensions 12 x 16 in

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Artist Laurie Kersey loves the dramatic coastal landscape of the Monterey
Peninsula that she and her artist husband, Brian Blood, call home. For a
painter, the West Coast offers a great deal of diversity, from sandy beaches
and rocky coastlines to rolling farmland and golden hills dotted with
oaks.Currently, Kersey’s work includes the dramatic coastline and quiet
countryside of California; elegant, traditional still lifes and florals; figures in
quiet moments; and horses at work and play. After an early education at the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a 15 year career in commercial art as an Art
Director and Illustrator on the East Coast, she relocated to San Francisco and
studied painting at the Academy of Art University. She has since taught
painting and drawing in the Fine Art Department at the Academy.
Kersey has participated in gallery shows, national juried shows, and museum invitational shows,
including the California Art Club Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery Salon International,
Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Cowgirl Up! Museum Invitational, Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational, Maui
Plein Air Painting Invitational, and the Oil Painters of America’s National and Western Regional
She has been honored with awards in the OPA National Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery Salon
International, Carmel Art Festival, American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, Hudson Valley
Art Association National Juried Exhibition, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Plein Air Painting
Festival, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival, and Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational. She has
been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Plein Air Magazine (now Fine Art Connoisseur ) , American
Artist Magazine , and has been a first place winner in the Artist’s Magazine ’s annual competition.
Kersey is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and American Women
Artists, and an Artist Member of the American Impressionist Society, and is represented by Jones &
Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel, CA and Palm Desert, CA, K Nathan Gallery in La Jolla, CA, Garden
Gallery in Half Moon Bay, CA, and Fairmont Gallery in Sonoma, CA.