Elise was born in Vienna, Austria to American parents and spent her early years in The Netherlands where she began to love 2-D creation, painting faces in school and drawing over an entire wall at home. She has been drawing and painting near Grand Rapids, MI since moving to the U.S. at age five. Elise is now 19 years old and currently works in acrylic and oil paint as well as graphite. She chooses fleeting and intense emotional experiences as main thrusts of her work. Her paintings are organic and detailed, favoring contrast and fine line work. She is inspired simply by the stillness that comes with working and by all things ethereal.
Elise's ArtPrize Entries
These are Elise's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.