Best described as “magical realism”, Elise Macdonalds oil paintings are rich in imagination.
There is a narrative element in all her paintings and the viewer is invited to enter the realm of their imagination. Women, flowers and birds are depicted realistically but in a fantastical situation.
Elise has a BA(Fine Art) from Wits University. Her first exhibition in 1982 at Crake Gallery in Johannesburg was a sell-out. Thereafter she exhibited at the Everard Read Gallery in several group shows. After moving to Knysna in 1996 her work was shown at Trent Reads Knysna Fine Art gallery. However during this period her art output dwindled as she focused her attention on her family and establishing a career as a freelance writer. In recent years her passion for painting re-ignited and her paintings now sell to buyers across the world.
Limited edition signed prints on archival canvas of her paintings are available.