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 continuously reaches 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 continuously progressing in the art world and achieving further accolades with her pieces featuring women in thoughtful, introspective and contemplative poses. She has taken part in a number of exhibitions around the world and is continuously pushing to make a name for herself in the emerging art world.
As an artist, I am constantly inspired; whether it’s the work of emerging artists, amateurs, the masters, nature, people or places…just about everything makes me want to paint. I am always thinking, developing, and pushing myself as a creative person to bring new ideas to my work. I have embraced painting throughout lockdown, as well as the challenge of looking inward to look forward. I believe an artist has a powerful voice and ability to pass on their message. I wish to communicate strength through compassion and create an understanding of what people go through on a day to day basis. You may think you know what someone is experiencing, but there is often something deeper that will emerge if you look further. This is an important lesson in terms of empathy and support in our modern world.
Oct 2020 Sheroes in Quarantine, Mental Health – Online Exhibition.
Oct 2020 Colour Boom – Boomer Gallery.
Oct – Nov 2020 Part 1 The Era of Seclusion, The Visionary Projects – Online Exhibition.
Aug 2020 Artsolation Body Study – Online Exhibition.
6-8 March 2020 Talented Art Fair – Truman Brewery.
20-29 Feb 2020 Royal Arts Prize – Exhibition in London.
Dec 2019 Luxembourg Art Fair – Represented by Van Gogh Gallery.
Oct 2019 Going and Coming, Rossocinabro Gallery Roma – Rome Art Week.
Oct – Nov 2019 Beauty and Elegance, International Art Exhibition – Rome.
Sept 2019 Represented by Concept Art at New Artist Fair and 100% Design – London.
2019 Collettiva Natura nell’Arte, Chie Art Gallery. Milan.
2019 Beauty and Elegance, Flyer Art Gallery – Rome.
2019 St Albans Affordable Art Fair – London.
2019 ‘Dreams’ at Old Biscuit Factory – London.
2019 Passaggio in Laguna – Venice.
2019 ArtRooms Roma – Rome.
2018 New Artist Fair – Old Truman Brewery London.
2017 Artsdepot Open – Barnet.