What Does it Mean to Feel Alive?

ELYSSE is a British artist from London. She is an abstract expressionist painter and also the founder of social enterprise Dare to Hope UK which is the home of Project 28 Shades of Grey, a book initiative which aims to strengthen the morale of those affected by poor mental health by forming a peer support community.

Elysse has a BSc in chemistry and a background working in the pharmaceutical industry. She spent most of her life unaware of her talent, which she stumbled upon by accident! Now she paints passionately on creative impulse, day & night in light or darkness, fulfilling her love for creating statement artworks which garner interest from collectors all over the world. Elysse calls her style of creating Fierce Painting. The freedom to paint without thinking is what drives her, as a result her works are energy charged, diverse, vibrant, colourful & emotive making them uniquely stunning pieces for any environment. Influenced by all aspects of life, her works are inspired by what she calls The 5 Senses for creating (Colour, Shape, Texture, Behaviour & Nature). Elysse often combines painting with her love for writing and uses her imagination to build a story around some of her pieces, like in The Revolt of Pluto.

Elysse desires to impart enthusiasm for living and creating art. She writes poetry, children’s fiction, is an amateur pianist and raconteur. She enjoys debating, photography, voice over acting, fashion & afro-hairstyles, coaching & motivational speaking. In future if she can find the discipline, Elysse would like to learn how to sculpt, draw portraits and complete a masters in mathematics.

Elysse personally invites you to view her work and welcomes you to get in touch or meet her at any of her events.

The painting in the photo is ‘Ecstasy’.

Photo Credit: Hugh Gilbert, Fine Art Photographer

Upcoming Exhibition(s)

Untitled Art Fair – Old Chelsea Town Hall, London – {31/05 – 02/06} 2019


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