A window through which to escape and dream
Elise Mendelle searches the web and social media for images of confident women to depict in themed collections of acrylic paintings. She aims to capture the essence of the female form; mood, energy, feeling, and emotion, with as few brush marks as possible. The resulting paintings are contemporary and minimal, referencing style, fashion and interiors; an investigation into how women connect with the modern and ever changing world.
Mendelle says that 'by withholding some of the details of the women in my paintings, I aim to allow the viewer to place themselves in to each scene, taking on the characters, building confidence and their own narrative.'
Elise Mendelle joinned Studio Fridays in 2020.