Elisa Root

"Ideas are infinite, color is awesome, design describes feelings. Putting all these together is the most joyous thing."

Elisa Root paints what inspires her - a figure, a mixture of colors in a landscape, shapes that intrigue her. She paints to release a moods and emotions. Working with clay is visceral and physical and spiritual. Her work is less like perfect pieces displayed on a shelf and more like a favorite pair of sneakers you always turn to because of their dependable function, comfortable size, and earthy spirituality.

Elisa Root works big. She works with confident color and confident and quick lines. Root's work is fluid and loose and unabashed. Paint strokes, drips, pots adorned with rope, stones, pine needles, stacked pots all are part of her work.

Elisa has a BFA from Frostburg State University of Frostburg, MD and an MST in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She continues to learn and grow by taking workshops and class in all sorts of media including glass blowing, flame work, painting, and pottery/sculpture at Corning Glass Museum, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and Snowhill Farm in MA.

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Abstract, Flowing
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Rocking Chair with Bowls
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Abstract with Poppies
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Grandmother, Seated
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
The Studio
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Pittsburgh
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Hound
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Abstract, After Kandinsky
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Two Cows
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
The Fishing Trip
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Flowers
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Five Men
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Gone Fishin'
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 900
$ 765
Girl Jumping
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Connected Shapes
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 875
$ 743.75
Table
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 875
$ 743.75
Three Cats and Window
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 875
$ 743.75
Two Nudes
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Students
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Two Geese in Tall Grass
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Two Cats Staring
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Dog and Checked Chair
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Snack Time
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
My Summer Reading List
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Cat and Checked Chair
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 990
$ 841.50
Birds in Flight
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Happy
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Buildings
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Bird in Tree
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Old Gray Car
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Six Cats
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,125
$ 956.25
Woman on Bed with Woman on Chair
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,550
$ 1,317.50
Woman with Fruit
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 980
$ 833
Counting Beans
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Owl
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 900
$ 765
New Girl in Town
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Dinner
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 875
$ 743.75
Three Cats on Chair
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,075
$ 913.75
Takeoff
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,680
$ 1,428
Who'll Jump First?
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 2,375
$ 2,018.75
Three Cats
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,175
$ 998.75
Old House
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Two White Fowl
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Pig with Black Face
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 950
$ 807.50
Orange Rooster
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
$ 935
Abstract Blue, Red, Tan
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 975
$ 828.75
Fruit and Tea
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
Dreaming
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
Summertime Racer
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 2,225
$ 1,891.25
The Artist
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,495
$ 1,270.75
Nude Reclining, Purple Rug
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,175
$ 998.75
Nude with Bowl
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Abstract 223
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 995
$ 845.75
Nude Smoking
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 900
$ 765
Landscape 2007
Oil Painting

by Elisa Root
$ 995
$ 845.75
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Chautauqua National Juried Show, Chautauqua, NY, Chautauqua Institute, 2008
Wad Clay Juried Show, Pittsburgh, Pa, Wad Gallery, 2006
One Person Show, Rochester, NY, Little Theatre, 2005
Made in NY Juried Show, Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Gallery, 2004