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

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