Elise Remender’s older brother encouraged her to be practical because it is so difficult to make a living painting fine art as opposed to a career in animation. Taking her brother’s advise, Remender majored in children’s book illustrations and background painting for animation at the Academy of Art at the University of San Francisco; but that did not change her love for painting.
Remender says because of her training in children’s illustration, she has a background in realism that is tightly rendered. Elise Remender paints beautiful landscapes, still life paintings, and flowers and says the beauty of the area where she lives artistically inspires her. She feels that the green environment, architecture, and culture that surround her in abundance enriches her life, and that feeling can be seen in her paintings. Because she loves the water, she says her traditional paintings almost always have a lake or stream or the ocean in them.
She also paints abstract paintings and finds a release in them because she says “realism has so many rules”. The freedom and growth she finds in abstract art made her realize her artistic horizons are limitless. Elise Remender says she likes to bring people viewing her art into her work. In the future, Elise says, I would like to go further into abstract. It has so many possibilities.”
- Elise Remender
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