Elsie Kay Harris
Born in Appalachia I have always felt connected to the land. It is where I find both joy and serenity.
I briefly pencil sketch a site that I like.
After sketching the image on canvas I will play with the forms, embellishing or contracting or changing the initial rendering altogether. I use color to convey an intensity of feeling I experienced when sketching the site.
This is what I want to convey in the final painting. It is this magical intimacy – a spiritual consciousness with nature - that is the message in my work