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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Orange Cat
Oil Painting

$ 975
Bicycles
Oil Painting

$ 975
Red Tractor
Oil Painting

$ 975
Three Labs
Oil Painting

$ 950
Old Car Teal
Oil Painting

$ 950
Ballet Class
Oil Painting

$ 975
The Studio
Oil Painting

$ 950
Pittsburgh
Oil Painting

$ 975
Two Cows
Oil Painting

$ 950
The Fishing Trip
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
Five Men
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
Gone Fishin'
Oil Painting

$ 900
Girl Jumping
Oil Painting

$ 975
Table
Oil Painting

$ 875
Two Nudes
Oil Painting

$ 975
Snack Time
Oil Painting

$ 1,100
Happy
Oil Painting

$ 975
Buildings
Oil Painting

$ 975
Bird in Tree
Oil Painting

$ 975
Old Gray Car
Oil Painting

$ 1,150
Six Cats
Oil Painting

$ 1,125
Counting Beans
Oil Painting

$ 950
Owl
Oil Painting

$ 900
Dinner
Oil Painting

$ 875
Takeoff
Oil Painting

$ 1,680
Who'll Jump First?
Oil Painting

$ 2,375
Three Cats
Oil Painting

$ 1,175
Two White Fowl
Oil Painting

$ 975
Fruit and Tea
Oil Painting

$ 1,275
Dreaming
Oil Painting

$ 1,275
Summertime Racer
Oil Painting

$ 2,225
The Artist
Oil Painting

$ 1,495
Nude with Bowl
Oil Painting

$ 1,200
Landscape 2007
Oil Painting

$ 995
Nude Smoking
Oil Painting

$ 900
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