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The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery

Avonelle Kelsey

(1931-2009)

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The Avonelle Kelsey Gallery is a virtual studio featuring the paintings, sculptures and mixed media artwork of the late Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009).

About Avonelle Kelsey
On November 22, 2009 Avonelle Kelsey lost her long-fought battle with breast cancer. At that time Avonelle was the owner of The Kelsey Art Gallery in Hot Springs, SD. As her final gift to the world, she left behind this 8,000 square foot gallery, which was packed full of her paintings, sculptures, collages and written works.

A graduate of Circleville High School in West Virginia., Avonelle attained BA and MA degrees in Art, Literature and Educational Psychology from BHSC in Spearfish, SD. During her divorce in 1973-74 Avonelle relocated to San Diego where she was a well-known artist, a published author, as well as an instructor of art, creative writing and sculpture for Mira Costa College, spending several decades in and around the Carlsbad/Oceanside community. She returned to The Black Hills of South Dakota upon her retirement, to live out her dream of owning an old sandstone building by the river in Hot Springs and painting her days away.

Avonelle (Avi) frequently designed sculptures and paintings to go together as sets. Often a written work, from a brief poem to a book or screenplay, was also part of these "sets." Characters inspired paintings, sculptures inspired poems. Her wheels of creativity never stopped turning.

Over the years Avonelle had many galleries in California and South Dakota. Her work is in private homes and collections across North America and from Spain to Thailand. If you are looking for a specific piece from one of her past galleries, I am happy to try and locate it. I (her daughter Nola Lee kKlsey) have stayed in touch with some of her collectors and maintain some record of which works are in various family members collections as well. However, please understand that I can still only account for a fraction of her life's work.

 

Treed Bear by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Nola's Fruit Bowl by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dressing Up Dorris by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Perceptions by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dreamer by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Geographica by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Muscle Beach by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Rooster with Chicks 2 by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Hillside Garden by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Avi's Madonna by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Akbar by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dorris Painting by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Servitude by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Noah's Ark by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dance of the Muse by Avonelle Kelsey

 

A Goodbye to Escala by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Bird on Blossoms by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Fairytale Princess by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Medusa Snare by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Tiger in Wood by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Sisters by Avonelle Kelsey

 

A Simple Rose by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Purple Blossoms with Meaning by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Once Upon a Time Woman by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Eagle Over Cascade Falls by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Aliens Building Egypt by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Southwestern Decor by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Wind Whisperers by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Aloha by Avonelle

 

Once Upon a Time by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Glass Bottles Still Life by Avonelle Kelsey

 

White Unicorn in Sunflowers by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Horses by the Pond by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Peacocks with Unicorn by Avonelle Kelsey

 

An Apple for Newton by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Canyon Horses by Avonelle Kelsey

 

To Kiss a Dragonfly by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Red Divinity by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The August Collage by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dawn Fields by Avonelle Kelsey

 

A Perfect Day by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Horses in the Rain by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Spirits by Avonelle Kelsey

 

An Apple Between Friends by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Blue Valley by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Meeting by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Horse Play by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Horses Among Birch by Avonelle Kelsey