Laurie Kersey

Bio

lMuch of Laurie Kersey’s work focuses on her life-long love, horses. After riding for many years, an injury ended that activity for some time and the direction of her work turned to equine-themed subjects as a means of maintaining that relationship and keeping horses in her life. Her work has, for many years, included the dramatic coastline and quiet countryside of California, as well as elegant florals. 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 later taught painting and drawing at the Academy. She has been honored with awards in the American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, OPA National Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery Salon International, Carmel Art Festival, 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 Art of the West Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, American Artist Magazine, USEF's Equestrian Magazine, Horses in Art Magazine, and has been a 1st place winner in the Artist’s Magazine’s annual competition. Kersey is a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, a Signature Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and American Impressionist Society, and an Artist Member of the American Academy of Equine Art. She is represented by Jones & Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel and Palm Desert, CA, K Nathan Gallery in La Jolla, CA, and Brushworks Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT

Accolades

  • Artist Member of the American Academy of Equine Art
  • Signature Member of Oil Painters of America
  • Signature Member of the California Art Club
  • Master Signature Member of American Women Artists

Artwork

Shady Spot
Down Time
Range Rovers
Contentment
Siesta
Summer Sun