Born on October 10, 1986 in Campbell River BC, Elise Quarmby began drawing as a child and became an active member of the Campbell River Arts Council at age nine.
With the stunning natural landscape of Vancouver Island close at hand, she quickly developed her artistic skills by sketching the beautiful world around her. Elise became deeply inspired by the works of the Group of Seven, as well as the life and work of Emily Carr, while studying art history at the University of Victoria from 2004 to 2008. Elise has established a style that marries timeless, fluid design with progressive ideas, and she continues to explore different techniques in painting and jewelry design with an enduring commitment to create meaningful art inspired by nature.
Elise has spent four years in Vancouver establishing herself as a promising artist, with paintings featured in several juried exhibitions and commissioned public art projects. She also volunteers her time annually with the Artists for Conservation Festival and other arts advocacy and nature conservation programs.