Elisa Arancbia is largely a self taught painter born in Peru. She started drawing and painting at a young age.
Elisa studied at MALI (the Museum of Art of Lima, Peru) and took classes at the ISP Sacred Heart in Peru, while she was studying to be a teacher. Elisa got her degree as a history and geography teacher in 1992. She worked as a teacher for twelve years until she came to the United States.
Elisa was completely captivated by people and their environment. She kept painting without breaks since the beginning; whether just for her own enjoyment or commission. It was during the last four years when she realized that art was more than just a hobby, as people were showing more interest in her work. Subsequently, she produced some private commissions; and the journey of Art as a career started.
Elisa paintings, synthesized from sketches from life and from her imagination, backed up by photographs and memories are a dialogue between the observed and the remembered, the planned and the surprise that happens on the canvas or panel. They are the starting point for the exciting process of painting which is as much about imagination and experience as about the rendering or realization of specific images. She use oil paint on canvas and try to show a glimpse of various life realistic landscapes and urban scenes capturing a sense of time and place, light and space in California. Now she is painting for the first time on board and she is really enjoying it.
Light is the main focus of most of her paintings, but also she loves to depict water as she enjoys the way in which light is reflected and the patterns created by the ripples. Paintings in a variety of subject matters—Landscapes, seascapes, urban scenes, people, nature, animals, etc. Her goal is to paint with a freshness, energy and expression. Since she started showing her art to the public in August 2012, Elisa has participated in different exhibitions thru Galleries such as: “ Carter House Gallery”- Redding, CA. “Monterrey Bay Artisan’s Gallery” – Pacific Grove ,CA, “Millard Sheets Gallery” – Pomona, CA.