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Vancouver Island Artist specializing in oil and acrylic landscapes, portraits and mixed medium, who also does pottery and jewelry when the spirit moves her.
In 1997 Elissa moved to Vancouver island and the move proved inspirational. Since then she has flourished and grown as an Oil painter primarily in landscapes, but segues into large format floral, mixed media, abstractions and funky fun stuff from time to time. Her style usually includes acrylic and oil in the same paintings.
Elissa has shown at such prestigious venues as the Old School House, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Arts Council, Lloyd Major Gallery, Gallery 223, Milner Gardens, The Rollins Centre, Englishman River Gallery, Smashing Glass, Shorewinds Gallery, Island Exposures and the Mark Penney Gallery.
She was the President of the Arrowsmith Room at the former “Oceanside Arts Council” in Parksville, and sat as a founding member for the Centre for the Arts Nanaimo. She taught and exhibited for 3 years at the “Major Gallery” in Parksville. She recently took part in the West Coast Mural Mosaic. Elissa worked with approx 180 artists to create a huge mural called “Konamokst“. This was unveiled at the 2010 Olympics. You can see it online at www.muralmosiac.com. Every year she takes part in the “5 Object Show” in Nanaimo and Shows in Milner Gardens for their Annual “Art In the Garden” Show. She also enters the “Grand Prix du Art” in Qualicum Beach and last year won an award of merit for her painting of the Chamber of Commerce Building.
When Elissa is not painting OR potting herself, she teaches oil and acrylic painting to adults in her studio ~ The MonElissa Gallery/Studio, or at other venues in the area.
Her style swings from Realism thru expressionism, abstraction, mixed media and back. Either way you can always spot her unique style. Her interpretations of Vancouver Island capture her love of her adopted home. Her wide range of professional and artistic skills, combined with a unique and funky sense of humour, provide a delightful range of artwork to choose from.
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Elissa will be taking part in the following events:
- Central Island Studio Tour 2019
- Three Elements Show
- Sans Pareil / Parksville Studio Tour
- Date: in July, TBA! Over 15 artists open their homes to the public for this two day event. Elissa will be at the Major/Maxwell residence on Wall Street
- Details to come!