Elise Mendelle aims at visually describing a thought, feeling or emotion so the viewer can explore and anticipate what comes next. Her love of painting is focused on capturing a moment of time; it could be a portrait or a landscape, but it is always a snapshot in time of something intense and meaningful.
Elise is constantly pushing herself to reach new levels of expressiveness by examining feelings and interiority. Through loose brushstrokes and a ‘less is more’ painting style, her work has opened so that the viewer can delve deeper to understand fully what they are seeing.
Elise is inspired by emerging artists, amateurs, the masters, nature, people and places...just about everything. She is always thinking, developing and pushing herself as a creative person, to bring new ideas to life.