elsie kay harris

Who am I?

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

Born in Appalachia I have always felt connected to the land.  And have always loved being in the mountains, sitting on the rocks and feeling the presence of the beauty there - the air, the water.  It tends to give a comforting aspect to my life where I find joy and serenity. 

 

With pencil & paper in hand, I will sketch a site that draws me to it. Then with a charcoal stick I draw that image on a canvas. Engaging with the forms I begin to embellish them, playing with or changing the initial rendering altogether. I use color to convey the intensity of the feeling I first experience at the location. 

 

It is that initial sensation that I want to convey in the painting.  Color and shape change as the painting takes on a life of it's own, still relating to the drawing but now an entity by itself. For me it is a magical intimacy, a spiritual consciousness - one with nature that is my message in my work.

Contact:

859/351-6228

Lexington, Kentucky

Photo by Ayla Christman

BIO

My work is seen in many corporate acquisitions and personal collections both here and abroad.  The paintings have been included in various juried and invitational exhibits across the nation.  

 

As a working artist, I have been commissioned to produce paintings and graphics, large and small for numerous organizations. I also have worked as a graphic artist with Kentucky Educational Television and have been involved in an administration capability with many arts organizations and agencies in the state.

GALLERIES & OTHER PLACES

TO SEE MS' HARRIS' WORK

Paintings/Drawings/Notecards

KENTUCKY:

LEXINGTON:

City Gallery (Pam Miller Arts Center) 

    141 East Main St.

    clewis2@lexingtonky.gov>

    859/425-2255

Art Connects Gallery

    work in different

    venues around                         Central Kentucky

    kate@artconnectslex.org 

BEREA:

KY Guild of Artists & Craftmen

   116 N. Broadway

    info@kyguild.org

    859/986-3192

You can always check with me to see if my work is being exhibited in another venue.

Exhibiting member

Ky Arts Council

Exhibiting member

   Ky Guild Artist & Craftsmen

Member Natl. Soc. Arts & Letters -

   Kentucky Chapter

 

Be sure to checkout all the pages with the art work displayed.

Then you can email (address below) me to find out how to pay for the art you are interested in!