Elsie has recently moved to Craig Bay, a beautiful seaside community in Parksville, B.C.
She has been painting and drawing for the past 40 years. Although primarily self-taught, she has attended workshops by Zolton Szabo, Harry Heine, David MacLagan, Joyce Kamikura, Gerrit Verstraete, Alan Wylie and recently a portrait workshop with David Goatley. Elsie has also attended Federation of Canadian Artist’s seminars on Salt Spring Island. She is an Active member of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA, a member of the Old School House in Qualicum, a member of the OCAC, Parksville and of the DeCosmos Art Group in Parksville.
A successful gallery owner for many years, Elsie has also taught children’s, adults and seniors painting classes – in her gallery, at night school and through recreation programmes.
The scope of Elsie’s work includes oils, watercolours, acrylics, drawings, etchings, monotypes and mixed medium.
Elsie, a founding member of the Originals Only art group has also participated in group shows at the Muir Gallery, Filberg Gallery, Filberg Lodge, in juried shows on Vancouver Island and Vancouver and has had one person shows at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.
Her work is in private collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Japan.
You can find more about Elsie’s work at her website: www.elsiegriffithsart.com