Laurie Kersey

Much of Laurie Kersey’s work focuses on her life-long love, horses, but also includes the
dramatic coastline and quiet countryside of California. Having ridden for many years, she
has come to realize that her hands-on experience with horses uniquely influences the way
that she sees and paints them.
“My equine paintings focus on the relationships - between horses, or between horse and
human. That’s the part I know well. As beautiful as the outside of a horse is, it’s the
inside that interests me the most. One of my favorite things about riding is meeting and
getting to know so many different horses; different characters and personalities, different
quirks, likes, and dislikes. I love discovering those things as a rider, and I love trying to
express them in a painting.”
Her work has been included in many museum exhibitions and national juried shows
across the country. She was honored with the Grand Prize in the AWA National
Exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum in 2019 and her work has also been featured in
several books and magazines.
Kersey is a Signature Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and
American Impressionist Society, a Master Signature Member of American Women
Artists, and an Artist Member of the American Academy of Equine Art.