A window through which to escape and dream
Elise Mendelle paintings are loose and rhythmical. Her subjects are stripped back, created with the bare minimum marks and colour required. She offers us only a hint of a scene, saying that her aim is 'to offer viewers a window through which to escape and dream, capturing a moment in time, and to ask 'what happens next?'
Mendelle began painting purely for pleasure, attending a weekly art class at Insight School of Art in North London to 'find some peace’. However, interest in her work grew, and, to date, she has been part of shows in Rome, London, Milan, Madrid and New York, with her paintings now included in collections internationally.
In 2020 she was invited to join Studio Fridays as a guest artist.