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Elisa Rose Mountain
Elisa Rose Mountain grew up in Chicago to a loving family that supported and helped inspire her growth as an artist from a very young age. As a child, Elisa knew that art was her calling and proceeded to explore and embrace her subconscious artistry through patterns and shapes. At age 14, she saw The Grateful Dead which exposed her to the festival subculture of America, and helped her find meaning in life through music and the desire for interconnectedness. The urban diversity of Chicago helped breed a curiosity in Elisa which yearned for a more natural environment to explore and abide in. After finishing up school at Buffalo Grove High, Elisa moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and received a B.A. in studio art from the College of Santa Fe. After many amazing years of hard work and skill building in the land of enchantment, she moved to Seattle, Washington and acquired a Masters in Teaching, from Seattle University. At the age of 27, she then traveled to Israel to gain understanding of her heritage and culture which later developed deep feelings and connections to her roots that are shown through her art. Further travels led Elisa to Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy, and most of America. She currently resides back in Chicago to be close to family and focus on her art and yoga. She continues to study different painting techniques, one of which reflects her current focus of the old master’s Mische Technique, a slow and complex painting technique that gives amazing effects of depth, transparency and a smoothness of colors and contours. Since 2010 she has taken seminars with Amanda Sage, Laurence Caruana, Andrew Gonzales, Martina Hoffman and Robert Venosa. Her “Butterfly Mandala” was featured as back cover of the spiritual women’s calendar We’Moon 2012 and she is currently developing an original style of one of a kind hats that have created a buzz throughout the world. As she continues to fine tune her style and commitment to her path, she leads a simple life dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, knowledge seeking, and being involved in creating collaborations with her peers and further mastering her artist voice.