Geometric landscape painter

For inquiries in British Columbia and Alberta please contact the Ian Tan Gallery
As seen on The Jealous Curator 

Artist Statement

My work aims to capture the vibrant beauty of the landscapes that we call home. By using a bold colour palette and the combination of hard and soft lines, I am able to accentuate the diverse shapes of the scenery around us.
The contrast between the crisp geometric lines of the mountains and organic textures of the trees has become my signature aesthetic. The polygonal shapes transform the peaks from being something that is recognizable as a mountain to a faceted, diamond-like form. These surreal scenes encourage the mind to imagine what an alternate and more vivid world could look like.
The age of technology and social media has inspired my new collection to be more design driven and collaborative in its process. I use Instagram to research different landscapes and partner with photographers to recreate their landscape imagery into something more structural. I use my experience as a graphic designer to create digital mock ups before I pick up a paint brush and begin to paint. This shared creative journey allows my paintings and digital landscapes to bridge different mediums and encourages artists to work together as a collective rather than as competition.
My hope is that these contemporary landscape paintings will inspire the viewer to look at the mountains around them with a newfound appreciation and curiosity. To see all the shapes and colours that make up their world rather than just seeing a view for what it is.
Current | Elevation, Six Hundred Four, Vancouver, BC
2018 | Hot Sauce V, Hot Sauce Art Show, Vancouver, BC
2017 | Live Artist, Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver, BC
2017 | YVR, Celebration of Light, Vancouver, BC 
2016 | Creation, Lululemon, Vancouver, BC
2014 | Raw: Vancouver Presents Spectrum, Vancouver, BC
2013 | Art Battle 70, Art Battle Vancouver, Vancouver BC
2013 | The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY 
2013 | Bokeh Blue, Solo Show, Gastown, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver-based Artist, Elyse Dodge, is best known for her bold use of colour in landscapes, exploring the connection between soft and hard forms, creating a distinctive visual language in her work.
Elyse was raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, by an artist and a builder who taught her about craftsmanship and how to see her surroundings as shapes and colour. Encouraged from a young age to create, homeschooling provided her with the perfect environment for her imagination to run wild.
Inspired by her surroundings, Elyse's work aims to capture the colours and textures of the mountains and oceans around her. Elyse sees her work as deconstructed landscapes, focusing on the fractal shapes and textures rather than the subject. Using bright colour palettes and distortion - her work combines impressionism with deconstructed forms.
Elyse’s colourful original paintings and prints of polygonal landscapes and geometric compositions are featured in the interiors of Canada’s most contemporary homes.
Elyse lives in Vancouver with her husband and dedicates her time to her art and to working with Vancouver's top events and brands as an Art Director.
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