Based in California, artist Clare Elsaesser has always been creative. She attended art high school and college, but has only worked as a full-time artist for the past two years. Her paintings are a stunning collection of female figures and silhouettes, either turned away from the viewer or hiding their faces behind their hair or within bunches of flowers. These many beautiful moments of quiet and reflective solitude are created with acrylics on watercolor paper or oil paints on wood panels, and later reproduced as Gicle prints.
By painting faceless figures, Elsaesser develops subjects with universal identities and allows her viewers to make connections with the subjects based on their own personal thoughts and feelings. The artist says “My paintings are inspired by daydreams, retreat, and the formidable nature outside my window.” By choosing palettes of vibrant blues, greens, and yellows, the artist enhances the harmonious nature of each peaceful scene.