January 2019 Update -- Added New Images to Drawing Gallery
Finally updated my Drawing Gallery. Added many Ink on Paper images created over the past three to four years.
May 11 - July 12, 2017: Solo Show at the Bedford Library, Reception on May 20th
I'm excited to announce I will be having a solo show at the Bedford Library, Bedford, MA starting May 11 through July 12.
Bedford Library Show Information
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
Exhibit Hours :
(closed Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day)
The reception will be on May 20th from 5-6pm. See Link below--hope you can make it!!
I look forward to seeing you on the 20th!!
May 2016 - Two Person Member Show at Concord Art Association
I will be a part of a two-person member show at the Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road
Concord MA 01742
Phil Kelsey and Anne Sargent Walker
Broad Strokes and Fine Points
May 17—June 12, 2016
May 19, 6-8pm*
March 2014 - Update
Just added six new paintings to my site. Hope you enjoy them!!
January 2014 - Update
I have a new painting up at the Concord Art Association as part of the first Members Juried show for 2014.
The link is as follows:
Updated the site with a new folder of Painted Nudes. Hope you enjoy!!
After a long break, I have added some new paintings to the website.
Hope you enjoy!!
9/13/12--If you missed my opening...
... don't worry, you can see it on You Tube!! (click the link below)
Blue Mountain Gallery, Philip Kelsey, August 2, 2012
As you will see, I had a great turnout!!
4/18/2012 **NEW!!** Mark Your Calendars!
Solo Show at:
The Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001
July 31 - August 18, 2012
Opening Reception on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 5pm-8pm
"New England Walks with Marcia, Landscapes and Seascapes"
For Immediate Release:
NEW ENGLAND WALKS WITH MARCIA: LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES
July 31 - August 18, 2012
Reception: August 2, 5-8pm
Cambridge-based artist Philip Kelsey will have his first solo show at Blue Mountain Gallery from July 31-August 18. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 5-8pm.
Kelsey, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has been painting and drawing for over thirty years. He has exhibited in a number of galleries in the Boston area, as well as Cape Cod and New York.
He describes the meaning of the show: "These paintings represent my fondest memories of the walks I went on with my wife and partner of 35 years, Marcia Fishman. She and I would go on vacations and walks together in and around New England-- in the Berkshires when visiting her parents, in the Boston area in Lincoln and Concord, on summer beach vacations on the Cape in Truro and Provincetown.”
Fishman died in 2008 after a 16 month battle with cancer. “I dedicate this show to Marcia and the times we spent together, bird watching and enjoying nature," said Kelsey.
For the first twenty years of his career, Kelsey concentrated almost exclusively on painting landscapes and cityscapes. For the last decade, he has developed a renewed interest in drawing the figure, having shown and sold many drawings in and around Boston. Today, he continues painting landscapes and drawing figures out of his Cambridge studio.
When describing his process, Kelsey said, "The goal of my work is to capture in paint the essence of a scene that I have in my mind’s eye. I create a composite image that eliminates the superfluous and reduces the image down to its essential form and color."
Kelsey is a member of the Concord Art Association and has participated in juried shows, including the Roddy Competition.
For more information: www.philipkelsey.com Gallery Hours 11-6, Tuesday-Saturday.