I often take a drive down to Big Sur for the day. It's less than two hours from the San Francisco Bay, and is incredibly inspiring for me as the sweeping views remind me of my native New Zealand. The windswept cliffs, rugged ocean and plentiful wildflowers are an artist's dream, and I never get tired of capturing them in a gestural fashion with my palette knives!

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Elley

Big Sur
LISA ELLEY


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,750

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Artist
Lisa Elley
Santa Clara, California

Getting to Know Lisa

Working almost exclusively with a palette knife, Lisa Elley maneuvers her artistic blade with an uncanny fluidity. Why paint only with the knife? She says, “when I paint with a brush, which I do occasionally, I tend to focus on the detail. With a palette knife I can't focus on the detail too much, so my paintings are looser, and more gestural, with bigger sweeps and strokes.” This technique is called wet-on-wet. And it seems to be quite popular, as she has been bestowed the title “Knife Queen” by her facebook fans. Fun fact: Lisa’s high school art teacher told her to study harder at math, as a career in art was “impossible.”