gilakas’la / čɛčɛ haθɛč, We are deeply grateful for, and respectfully acknowledge that the lands upon which we and all our Central Island Artists work, live and play are the unceded traditional territory of Puntledge, Eiksan, K’ómoks, Homalco and Tla’amin first nations, and the Te’mexw Treaty Association.

Elissa Anthony Studio & Gallery

Elissa’s earliest influences were Georgia O’Keeffe and the Group of Seven. She studied both graphic and fine Art. Her entire life has been dedicated to art, and she became a full time fine artist 20 yrs ago. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and teaches art throughout the year. Open Sun- Monday, or by guess or by golly.

Elissa Anthony
Artists Statement

I didn’t set out to be a landscape artist. However when I moved to Vancouver Island it became obvious to me where I should head on my artistic path.

I started with painting the flowers in my new garden, but soon started exploring landscapes. My first being a seascape of Botanical Beach.

My paintings took on a life of their own ~ not really realism but not exactly expressionism. Some have said it is representational, others say it is hyper realism. Whatever it is, my heart soars when I am in my studio creating these paintings.

My earliest influence was Georgia O’Keeffe. I saw her Show at the Chicago Institute of Art in 1987 and I was hooked. Not only was she a great artist but a women I could relate to in life terms.

I grew up not far from Kleinberg, Ontario and took regular visits to the McMichael Gallery. I marvelled at the extensive collection of the Group of Sevens paintings. I particularly liked the informal flowing look, yet technically superb work of Lawren Harris and AJ Casson. Seeing EJ Hughes work for the first time in 2005 was a revelation and I knew I was on the right
path artistically.

I am constantly learning new things about myself every time I complete a new painting.

Elissa Anthony.

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