Greg Kelsey

Greg Kelsey

A self-taught artist and a member of the National Sculpture Society, Greg Kelsey was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma in 1971 and currently resides in Ignacio, Colorado.

An honest look at Greg Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter the subject, Greg believes form is the most significant element in sculpture. Kelsey is a consummate student of the behavior of light on surface and line - it is an area of continual discovery. He feels the mastery of texture gives each piece life and aids the viewer in noticing what is supposed to be noticed. For Kelsey the form has to own its space and command attention, whereas detail should draw focus of the viewer’s eye and stress power, gesture or movement.

Kelsey feels his subjects tell a story through mood, texture and line and that he, as the artist, is supposed to recognize, acknowledge and retell. His job is to notice natural lines and capture what has already been created through perspective, composition, mood and feeling. When all these elements come together, viewers are captivated.

Kelsey has been honored with numerous awards including the Briscoe Museum’s “Committee’s Choice Award” in the 2012 Night of Artists. Other awards include “Best Sculpture” in the 2012 Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum and “People’s Choice” at the 2007 C.M. Russell Art Show and Auction. Museum collections include the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Eiteljog Museum, and the C.M. Russell Museum. Greg is currently represented by the Legacy Galleries in Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, Settlers West Gallery in Tucsun, AZ, and Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, CO. He is an inaugural member of the Russell Skull Society of Artists (2014).