Tell us a little about yourself:
Elise Noel Sydora was born in Houston, Texas. She has resided in a variety of North American cities including Houston, St. John’s, Calgary, Berkeley and Chicago. Sydora completed her BFA with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She has participated in a variety of group exhibitions and her work is contained in numerous private collections throughout North America. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.
What kinds of art do you create?
I work predominantly in the medium of mixed media. My pieces contain a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures, which typically result from mixing watercolour paint and oil pastel on water-resistant paper types. I seek to blur the lines between abstraction, symmetry and order.
How did you get started?
I have been drawing, sketching and creating since a very young age. Drawing has always acted as a natural form of relief from the commotion of everyday life.
In one sentence, briefly describe your artistic style:
My artistic style draws from improvised, gestural mark making, which incorporates meticulous line work to refine and accentuate the figurative elements compromising each composition.