My art is influenced by my imagination and love of photography which is where I jump start my creativity. I like to step beyond the reality of what I see preferring to paint my feelings. My goal is to allow my emotions to mix with inspiration and create a fusion of representation and abstraction. My “Fearless” method involves pouring paint. Using numerous layers of watercolor, acrylics and sometimes collage, I create cloaks of mystery; which redirect my interpretation of reality. Eventually my feelings, pours and the patterns created, transform my imagination to become a painting inspired by passion’s gift.
Selected Awards & Accomplishments -
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2011 Earned signature membership to International Society of Acrylic Painters.
2010 “President’s Award” Montana w/c Society Exhibit
2010 Earned Signature Membership to North West Watercolor Society
2010 “Best in Show” Professional Category – Paducah, KY 75th annual City Hall exhibit
2010: Published in “Best in Art – Water Media” by Kennedy Publishing
2014 Acrylic Works 2 -
by North Light Publishing
2013 “Published in “Incite -
2012 “Published in “Splash 13-
2010 “Best of America -
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Brother’s Office Pizzeria -
2018 Dodson’s Jewelers -
at the North Tahoe Arts Center, Tahoe, CA
2011 “PICK OF THE LITTER” Paducah City Hall with
Paducah Woman’s Club Art Exhibit
2009 “ LOST AND FOUND” solo exhibit @ Madisonville Community
College/Anne P. Baker Gallery, KY
2006 “ SHORT STORIES FROM THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED BY”
@National Association of Women Artists
Selected Major Group Exhibitions
2017 Montana Watercolor Society-
2017 Spokane Watercolor Society_ Museum of Art & Culture, Spokane, WA
2017 National Assoc. Of Women Artists-
2015 38th Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition -
Customs House Museum, Clarksville TN
2015 International Society of Acrylic Painters -
2015 6th Signature American Water media Exhibition -
Fallbrook Art Center,CA
2014 The 125th Anniversary Exhibition of the
National Association of Women Artists membership.
2014 “Whose your Momma-
National Association of Women artists
A special 125th anniversary exhibit-
2014 & 13 International Society of Acrylic Painters
international and signature member-
inaugural on line exhibition.
2013 “ The women of NAWA exposed” GoggleWorks Art Center,
2013 & 11 Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition – Salmagundi Art Club,
2013 American Signature Exhibition -
2013 Southern Watercolor Society, Gadsden Art Center, FL.
Awarded signature Membership.
2012 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition -
2012 Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Big Fork, MT.
2012 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition -
2012 “Spring Exhibition”–Midday Gallery, Englewood,NJ. Sponsored by the National Assoc. of Woman Artists
2012 “Herstorically Speaking” Exhibit @ world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson Corp. NJ.
2012 8th Biennial National Arts Exhibition – Visual Arts Center of Punta Goda,FL.
2012 & 2011 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Old Forge, NY.
2012 & 2011 International Society of Acrylic Painters National Exhibit, CA.
2011 Richeson75 – Juried Abstraction Exhibit, WI.
2011 Kentucky National Juried Exhibit, Murrey State University Clara M. Eagle Gallery
Selected Commissioned Works & Private Collections
Hawaiian Sun Investments -
Adich Chiropractic Center -
Palma Realty -
Casitas Montana -
Maui Lani Develop, Maui, Hawaii.
Selected Public Works
Easter Seals Association, Hemlock Rehabilitation
Ronald McDonald House,Spokane, WA. City – Bear Necessities Fund Raiser
2014 solo exhibit at North Tahoe Arts Center, CA
Elise Beattie’s art is exhibited in numerous solo, national and international exhibits such as the prestigious Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors; The American Signature Exhibition and The International Exhibition of Experimental Artists. Beattie’s art has also been the recipient of a Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Foundation Grant for a solo exhibit in New York City. The artist’s work has been honored with numerous awards; including The Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award through the National Association of Women Artists and the Montana Watercolor Society’s Presidents Award. Elise is a juried signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, International Society of Acrylic Painters, the Northwest Watercolor and numerous state watercolor Societies. Beattie’s paintings have won inclusion into many books including “Best of America – Water Media Art-
“Caught in the act” a self portrait of the artist created using poured watercolors, acrylics and collage on paper. -
P.O.Box 14866 Spokane Valley, WA 99214-
All rights are reserved. No reproductions may be made
without written permission from the artist.
(shown on above) Artist standing with “Bear-
20 X 20 NFS
2002 Winner of the Elizabeth Erlanger Award
National Association of Women Artists
Because of this award this painting is archived at the Smithsonian Museum of History and Art
Elise Meredith Beattie -