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United States

Artwork by Elissa Nesheim

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Hello! I am so happy to meet you!

I have been painting, drawing and creating since I was in elementary school.

My original home is western South Dakota, perched in the upper plains amidst the foothills of the rockies, home to the ponderosa pines, the Paha Sapa and thousands of miles of endless waving prairie grasses.  In this part of the country there is vast open space.  You can almost always see to the edge of the world and the sky seems larger here.  The landscape changes from prairie to eerie badlands to rolling dense pine hills to winding canyons.  You travel by car from town to town, visiting relatives and friends.  The window of the car creates a lovely frame for the images passing by, which I saved up in my mind until painting became my passion in college. 

In the fall of 2011 our family moved to Northern California.  I am happy to be transplanted in such a wildly lovely place.  Surrounded by every possible landscape here is such a blessing.  

I love putting my view of the world onto canvas and paper.  Sharing this love of the landscape with as many as possible brought me to Etsy.  In late 2012 I decided to take a detour from landscapes to explore my favorite flying friend, the owl.  The fire was lit and I have been creating Owls Doing Things to share ever since.  

Gallery Representation:


Prairie Edge Art Gallery - Rapid City, SD 

Bonzeye Gallery - Rapid City, SD