Elise grew up in Johannesburg, but moved to a farm in Darling in 1984. When her teaching career came to an end in 2011, she tried her hand at painting.
She attended many art classes and workshops, always eager to learn more. Elise truly discovered a complete new world of art which she thoroughly enjoys exploring. It has opened her eyes to perceive everything differently: To be able to give life to a blank canvas – as challenging this process may be – the reward lies within the end result of beautiful hues and skillful brush strokes that tell a beautiful or interesting story to those who set eyes on it.