|Elise Beattie is a professional full-time painter who begins her pattern driven paintings with an adventurous pouring process. Pouring paint allows the artist the ultimate freedom of working wet into wet. The numerous poured washes create cloaks of intensifying value movement and mystery; thus continuously redirecting Beattie’s interpretation of reality. Using mixes of watercolors, acrylics and collage Elise creates images that combine a contemporary composition with a vivid imagination.|
Over 25 years ago, Elise developed a fun program called “Fearless Painting” designed to help others understand how to create their own fearless art. The artist is well known for her “Fearless Painting” classes which are sponsored by both the Spokane Community College & ACT 2 programs.
Elise, also, exhibits her award-winning art in national and international watercolor exhibitions. The artist has been the recipient of a Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Foundation Grant for a solo exhibit in New York and her artwork has received numerous exhibition awards. Her paintings have won inclusion into many art books including “Acrylic Works 2 - The Best of Acrylic Painting - Radical Breakthroughs”, “Splash 13- Best of Watercolors – Alternate Approaches”, and she is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”.