Elissa began her journey in Toronto and studied Graphic Art at George Brown College in Ontario. She further explored her career in Birmingham, England and exhibited her art in the galleries and museums of Europe.
Her move to Vancouver Island proved inspirational and she has been painting in oils ever since. One of her students claimed, “we think about art, but Elissa IS art”. Her life has become a whirlwind of creativity ~ oil painting, pottery, jewellery making, and teaching art consume her days.