Featured Artist Elise Beattie

Elise Beattie presents her stunning portfolio of “fearless paintings.” Enjoy, and be sure to visit her website for more from this talented artist.

 

Summer Social

“Summer Social” Poured watercolors and acrylics on paper, 22” x 22”

 

I am called the Fearless artist and using “Inspirational Techniques” is my game. My art is influenced by my imagination and love of photography. But my photos are a mere jumping off point for my creativity. I choose to step beyond the reality of the people and places I visit, instead as I plan my paintings; I retreat into my imagination and paint not the thing, but my feelings.

 

Tsunami

“Tsunami” Mixed media with poured watercolors & acrylics on gallery wrap canvas, 30” X 24”

 

Sometimes I end up with pure abstraction. I call this process: painting with my mind’s eye. Ultimately no matter what the subject of my work is, my goal is to allow my emotions to mix with inspiration and create a fusion of representation and abstraction.

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” Poured watercolors and acrylics on paper, 22” x 22”

 

Recently, I have started a new series of paintings that I call “Honor the Past.” These works are influenced by historical sculptures. My goal is to create a body of work that honors the creativity of other artists and expresses my philosophy of how important I feel it is to look to the past as my teacher.

 

Artist Elise Beattie at work in her studio

Artist Elise Beattie at work in her studio

 

Over the years I have developed a unique adventurous painterly process. My “Fearless” method involves pouring paint. Using numerous layers of watercolor and acrylics I create cloaks of intensifying value and mystery; thus continuously redirecting my interpretation of reality. In due course my feelings, pours and the patterns I love to create, transform my imagination to become a painting inspired by passion’s gift.

 

Koi

“Koi” Poured watercolors and acrylics on paper, 22” x 30’

 

Foremost in life I am a creative spirit dedicated to my craft. But being a professional means I must also manage the business of being an artist.

 

Tradition Bound

“Tradition Bound” part of my Honor the Past Series – inspired by the sculpture “The Greek slave” by Hiram Powers. Mixed media with poured watercolors & acrylics on gallery wrap canvas, 30” x 24”

 

At this time my daily objectives involve creating and organizing 30 paintings for my solo show “Inspirational Techniques from a Fearless Painter” at the North Tahoe Arts Center in California.

 

When I Grow Up

“When I Grow Up” Poured watercolors and acrylics on paper, 22” x 30”

 

When my commercial chores and studio works are complete, I can be found in a classroom. Teaching art for me is an opportunity to learn from others.

 

View from the Loge

“View from the Loge” Poured watercolors and acrylics on paper, 30” x 22”

 

Many years ago, I created a series of water media classes called “Fearless Painting.” These workshops are dedicated to helping painters learn how to explore the decision making process of creating a work that speaks of who they are – as an artist.My objective in teaching is to inspire others, because I believe sharing my creativity is an essential component of my own personal Inspiration.

 

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