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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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The Championship Game
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
$ 935
The Grand Picnic
Oil Painting

$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Sleeping Dog with Laundry
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Big Red Roses
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Abstract Man
Oil Painting

$ 925
$ 786.25
Menorah and Table
Oil Painting

$ 925
$ 786.25
White Fence and Cabin
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Doorway and Stairs
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Flowers in Brown Pot
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Chairs Abstract
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
$ 935
Flower Panel
Oil Painting

$ 750
$ 637.50
Sunny Day Smile
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Green Chair
Oil Painting

$ 850
$ 722.50
Five Women Seated Diptych
Oil Painting

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Two Miniature Schnauzers
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
At the Lake Raft
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Bicycles
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Old Car Teal
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Yellow Lab on Dock
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Red Roofs Purple Hills
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Beach Houses
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Ballet Class
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Abstract with Poppies
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Pittsburgh
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Two Cows
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Five Men
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
$ 935
Girl Jumping
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Three Cats and Window
Oil Painting

$ 875
$ 743.75
Two Nudes
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Snack Time
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
$ 935
My Summer Reading List
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Happy
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Bird in Tree
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Old Gray Car
Oil Painting

$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Six Cats
Oil Painting

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

$ 1,550
$ 1,317.50
Woman with Fruit
Oil Painting

$ 980
$ 833
Counting Beans
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Dinner
Oil Painting

$ 875
$ 743.75
Three Cats on Chair
Oil Painting

$ 1,075
$ 913.75
Who'll Jump First?
Oil Painting

$ 2,375
$ 2,018.75
Three Cats
Oil Painting

$ 1,175
$ 998.75
Two White Fowl
Oil Painting

$ 750
$ 637.50
Pig with Black Face
Oil Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
Abstract Blue, Red, Tan
Oil Painting

$ 975
$ 828.75
Fruit and Tea
Oil Painting

$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
Dreaming
Oil Painting

$ 1,275
$ 1,083.75
Summertime Racer
Oil Painting

$ 2,225
$ 1,891.25
The Artist
Oil Painting

$ 1,495
$ 1,270.75
Nude Reclining, Purple Rug
Oil Painting

$ 1,175
$ 998.75
Nude Smoking
Oil Painting

$ 900
$ 765
Landscape 2007
Oil Painting

$ 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