(B. L. Kersey)
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 the quiet countryside of California; elegant,
traditional still life’s and florals; figures in quiet moments; and
horses at work and play.
After 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, as well as conducting private workshops near her home on
the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
Kersey has participated in gallery shows,
national juried shows, and museum invitational shows, including the
California Art Club’s Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Torrey Pines Plein
Air Invitational, Cowgirl Up! Museum Invitational, Sonoma Plein Air,
Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, and the Oil Painters of America’s
National and Western Regional Exhibitions.
She has been honored with awards in the
OPA National Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery Salon International, Carmel
Art 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.
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries is her
hometown gallery, proudly representing Laurie Kersey in
Carmel-by-the-Sea and Palm Desert, California.