Elise D’Ette currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she was born in 1977. She lived in San Francisco for five years while attending the Academy of Art College and obtained her BA in Children’s Book Illustrations as well as a minor in Background Painting in Illustration.
The artists of the Italian Renaissance and the Impressionist painters have influenced D’Ette’s work; especially Monet, Cezanne and Van Gogh. She also admires surrealist paintings and includes Dali, Magritte and Frida Khalo among the artists who inspire her work. Although diverse subjects are found within the body of D’Ette’s work, her favorite
subject matter is European landscape and figurative paintings.
D’Ette works on many mediums including sculpture in metal and wood, acrylic and glass. The Italian Renaissance is often the basis for the rich palettes she uses on her dimensional work; and her widely popular minimal abstract style translates beautifully on these pieces.
D’Ette’s work can be found worldwide in many public and private collections.