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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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Students
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 975
Snack Time
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
Birds in Flight
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
Happy
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 975
Buildings
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 975
Bird in Tree
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 975
Old Gray Car
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,150
Six Cats
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
Owl
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 900
Dinner
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 875
Takeoff
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,680
Three Boats
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,540
Three Cats
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,175
Old House
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 950
Two White Fowl
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
Orange Rooster
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,100
Fruit and Tea
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,275
Dreaming
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,275
The Artist
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,495
The Potter
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 850
Nude with Bowl
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,175
Bicycle
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 1,600
Abstract 223
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 995
Nude Smoking
Oil Painting
by Elisa Root
$ 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