Elissa Anthony is a oil landscape painter and loves her life on Vancouver Island. Her studio and gallery is open to the public Sundays and Mondays noon till 5pm thru the summer months. All other times please call.
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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.
Elissa will be taking part in the following events:
- Central Island Studio Tour 2019
- Three Elements Show – May 29 2019
- 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!
Elissa will be the feature artist at the Village Gallery in Sidney, Vancouver Island, for the months of July and August 2019