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."
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About The Artist
Lisa is originally from New Zealand, where the beauty of nature is unsurpassed. The diversity in our amazing world inspires her, and she feels it in every stroke. She tries to reflect this in her work, and invites you to enjoy it as she does.
University of Auckland
Bachelor of Arts, 1994