JoAnne Artman Gallery


Quiet Afternoon by Elise Remender

Image of Quiet Afternoon by Elise Remender

"Quiet Afternoon"
Acrylic with Oil Varnish on Canvas
42 x 56 Inches

“Since I was young, I have loved nature – the trees, flowers, and butterflies. Growing up in Phoenix, AZ these things were not around and so I began to paint the world in which I wanted to live. The most beautiful thing in Arizona to me were the pools. Everyone had a pool and I was drawn to the interplay between the reflected light and turquoise color of the water.”

Elise Remender’s love of painting began at an early age as she created imaginary worlds in her hometown of Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA with a degree in children’s book illustration and animation, she began creating abstract works, as well as landscapes and florals.
Elise is based in Southern California, but she has traveled all over the world gaining inspiration for her work. Her most recent series, Bathing Beauties, which captures the human form and abstracts it through light and reflection, was inspired by the vintage elegance and history of Southeast Asia’s historic hotel pools and gardens. It evokes a bygone era when Ernest Hemingway and Jackie O were among the clientele.

Her work has appeared in galleries in the US and Asia, and in GQ Magazine, Architectural Digest, Dwell, California Home, People, and many other publications. Her paintings hang in luxury properties including The Ritz Carlton San Francisco, The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, and Hilton properties across the United States.