About ELISA ARANCIBIA
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Elisa Arancibia - BIO
Elisa Arancibia is a painter born in PERU. She started drawing and painting at a young age.
Elisa Studied at the MALI ( Museum of Art of Lima -Peru) Where, She spent months learning drawing, painting and sculpturing techniques; and took Art classes at the ISP. SACRED HEART in PERU; while she was studying to be a teacher. Elisa got her degree as a History and Geography teacher by 1992 and, she worked as a teacher for twelve years until She, comes to the United States in 2001.
Since she arrived Elisa started working in different jobs keeping in my mind the dream being an artist.
No matter how busy her schedule was; she always makes time for her passion.
As Gerard de Marigny, said:
“THE SOUL OF AN ARTIST CANNOT BE MUTED INDEFINITELY; IT MUST EITHER BE EXPRESSED OR IT WILL CONSUME THE HOST”
Elisa has that feeling and, as a result, she never stops painting. Elisa started her journey as a serious painter only five years ago. Elisa started showing her art at Art walks and some small galleries close to her home. And she never stops learning. She studied at the "Virtual Art Academy" of Barry John Raybould and at The Easel Insight by Gabor Svagrik and Phil Starke.
Elisa surrounded herself with books, videos, and assisted with workshops and demos with Bill Inman, Lorenzo Chavez, Jane Hunt, Heather Arenas, Sharon Weaver and Jason Situ.
Elisa was completely captivated by people and their environment. She keeps painting without breaks since the beginning; whether just for her own enjoyment or for private commissions.
It was during the last five years when she realized that art was more than just a hobby, as people were showing more interest in her work. Subsequently, she produced some private commissions; and the journey of ART as a career started.
Elisa paintings, synthesized from sketches from life and from her imagination, backed up by photographs and memories; are a dialogue between the observed and the remembered, the planned and the surprise that happens on the canvas or panel. They are the starting point for the exciting process of painting which is as much about imagination and experience as about the rendering or realization of specific images.
She uses oil paint on canvas and tries to show a glimpse of various life realistic landscapes and urban scenes, capturing a sense of time and place, light and space in California.
Light is the main focus of most of her paintings, but also she loves to depict water as she enjoys the way in which light is reflected and the patterns created by the ripples.
Paintings in a variety of subject matters—Landscapes, seascapes, urban scenes, people, nature, animals, etc. Her goal is to paint with a freshness, energy, and expression.
Lately Elisa’s painting “Fishing Time” was juried and selected by the OPA (Oil Painters Of America) to be at the Western Juried Exhibition at Illume Gallery of Fine Art, in Utah In November 2017.
-“Illume Gallery of Fine Art”- Saint George- Utah – Western Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (2017)
-“Jacobs Center and Gallery”- Alta Loma, CA- PAAR Group Show (2017)
-“Loma Linda Civic Center”-Loma Linda, CA- Group Show (2017)
-“Vanguard Gallery”-Moreno Valley, CA- PAAR Members Show (2017)
-“Plein Air Day”-Kimberly Crest, Redlands, CA- PAAR Members Show (2017)
-“Hillcrest Fireside Gallery”- La Verne, CA- PVAA at Hillcrest- Group Exhibition (2017)
-“Las Laguna Gallery”-Laguna Beach, CA- “Landscape Show”- Selected Guest Artist (2017)
-“Gallery 206”- Pacific Grove, CA- CPAP- International Plein Air Challenge- Selected Finalist (2016)
-“Carter House Gallery”- Redding, CA- NVAL-Selected Artist by the juror for the exhibition. (2016)
-“Claremont Forum Bookshop & Gallery”- Claremont, CA – Solo Show- (2016)
-“Gallery Soho”- Pomona, CA- Feature Artist from February (2014)
-“Chateau L’Amour”- Gallery- Ontario, CA (2013)
-“Show-case” – Santa Fe Springs, CA - Art Fest (May 2013)
-“The Liberty Gallery” – Long Beach, CA (October 2012)