Alice Kelsey is a full-time painter residing in central Pennsylvania. Her artistic development extends back to childhood sketching sessions with her grandfather, through outstanding art instruction in high school, and courses in painting and printmaking throughout college. Alice has exhibited her work and received awards at regional and national shows, and is a juried member of the Maryland Pastel Society.
Alice grew up in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Westtown School. She received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College, focusing on biology and art, and an M.D. degree from Michigan State University. She lives with her husband and three children in an old farmhouse near State College.
"I have always lived in rural areas, and feel deeply connected to the forms and forces within the landscape. Working in oil and pastel, I strive to convey the atmosphere of a particular time and place, the depth of the moment which caught my eye. I'm especially inspired by the every-changing nuances of light and color in the landscape, as they transform with phases of the day and season. I enjoy working on location with a backpacker easel and minimalist supplies, as well as in the studio from memory and evoked images."