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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.

 

Apples by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Horse Fairy by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Garden Girl by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Horses n Around by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Equestrian by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Rainbow Gold by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Southwestern Pottery by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Horse Worshiper by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dakota Dream by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Angel by Avonelle Kelsey

 

B is for Abstract Bunny by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Birthday Girl by Avonelle Kelsey

 

After the Storm by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Carlsbad Flower Field #8 by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Aborigines Night by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Southwestern Composite by Avonelle Kelsey

 

1870 by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Texture of Things by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dalmatian Dreaming by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Carlsbad Flower Fields #4 by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Eden's Womb by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Eden's Womb Poem Collage by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Dragonworth Collage by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Wild West Woman by Avonelle Kelsey

 

An Abstract Lesson by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Flower Girl by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Daisy Patch #2 by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Water Lilies Lost in Time by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Clown in the Garden by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Red Fort Painter by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Fall tree on the Rocks by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Another Dreamtime by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Meditations of a Beautiful Mind by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Pastel Roses by Avonelle Kelsey

 

A Walk by the Abbey by Avonelle Kelsey

 

The Roses by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Aborigines Elder by Avonelle Kelsey

 

African Queen by Avonelle Kelsey

 

Tibetan Montage 1984 by Gino Sansonetti

 

Sansonetti Man by Gino Sansonetti

 

Guitar Man 1975 by Gino Sansonetti