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I was born in Toronto, Ontario. However I was fortunate enough to grow up in North Vancouver. After my parents moved back to Ontario I studied Graphic Art at Brown College in Toronto.
I spent many an afternoon roaming the McMichael Gallery where the major collection of the Group of Seven is housed. After seeing a Retrospective Show of Georgia O’Keefe in Chicago in 1987 I was hooked.
In the early 90’s I moved to England. I enthusiastically began taking fine art courses at the MAC in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
My move from England to Vancouver Island proved inspirational and I have been painting sea, sky and landscapes in oils ever since. Often my paintings take on a slightly native/spiritual lean due to my mixed heritage.
I have several different styles I paint in, expressionism, realism and modern impressionism, but they are all recognizable as mine.
Rogers Chocolates featured 4 of my paintings on their Canadian Collectors Tins, and I took part in the 2010 Mural Mosaic which was unveiled at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
When I am not painting in my studio/gallery, (The Elissa Anthony Studio and Gallery) you can find me teaching others art, working in my garden or travelling to find inspiration for my next series of paintings.