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

Selected Publications:

2014 Acrylic Works 2 - The best of acrylic painting  - Radical Breatkthroughs”

by North Light Publishing

2013 “Published in “Incite - Dreams Realized”by North Light  Publishing

2012 “Published in “Splash 13- “Alternative Approaches” by North Light Publishing

2010 “Best of  America - Watermedia” - Kennedy Publishing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Brother’s Office Pizzeria -

2018 Dodson’s Jewelers - Spokane, WA

2014 - Solo Exhibit  “Inspirational Techniques of a Fearless Artist”

 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


@National Association of Women  Artists

Gallery-N.Y. ,NY.

Selected Major Group Exhibitions

2017 Montana Watercolor Society- Big Fork, MT

2017 Spokane Watercolor Society_ Museum of Art & Culture, Spokane, WA

2017 National Assoc. Of Women Artists- Small Works & Member’s  Exhibit- NY

2015 38th Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition -

Customs House Museum, Clarksville TN

2015 International Society of Acrylic Painters - 6th annual Open online show

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- Visions of our mentors ” a

National Association of Women artists

A special 125th anniversary exhibit- Monmouth Museum of Art, NJ

2014-2013 International Society of Experimental Artists – Sanibel, FL;

NWS Gallery-San Pedro, CA; Glamorgan, Country of Wales

2014 & 13  International Society of Acrylic Painters

 international and signature member- on line exhibitions

2013-2002 National Association of Women Artist-

Annual Exhibit- Sylvia Wald Po Kim Gallery,NY-

2013 D.I.V.A.S.- National Association of Women Artists -

inaugural on line exhibition.

2013 “ The women of  NAWA exposed” GoggleWorks Art Center,

Reading, PA

2013 & 11 Sylvia Glesmann Floral Exhibition – Salmagundi Art Club,


2013 American Signature Exhibition - Fallbrook Art Center,CA

2013 Southern Watercolor Society, Gadsden Art Center, FL.

Awarded signature Membership.

2012 Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition - Manello  Museum of Art & History - Orlando, FL.

2012 Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Big Fork, MT.

2012 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - San Diego, CA.

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                                                                 

Ragel Inc- Indiana;

Hawaiian Sun Investments -  Hilo, Hawaii;

Adich Chiropractic Center - Bellingham,Washington;

Palma Realty - Anthem, Arizona;

Casitas Montana - Arizona,  

Maui Lani Develop,  Maui, Hawaii.

Selected Public Works

Easter Seals Association, Hemlock Rehabilitation

Center, Connecticut;

 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-  vol.1” ; “Splash  13 – Alternate Approaches” , “Incite Best of Mixed Media – Dreams Realized” and “Acrylic Works 2 Radical  Breakthroughs” .The artist is also listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”. Beattie is frequently invited to  jury exhibits  and teaches “Fearless Painting” mixed water media workshops.  Her popular classes have been sponsored by art  organizations & community colleges across the U.S.

“Caught in the act” a self portrait of the artist created using poured watercolors, acrylics and collage on paper. - NFS

P.O.Box 14866 Spokane Valley, WA 99214-0866  (270)994-9377    

All rights are reserved. No reproductions may be made

without written permission from the artist.

(shown on above)  Artist standing with “Bear-ing Flowers”

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Elise Beattie


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 - Fearless Painter of Contemporary Art in Mixed Media

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