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