Friday, March 19, 2010
Please join us on Friday, March 26th from 6-8pm for a reception featuring the very talented and lovely Elyse Paek. We are delighted to have her beautiful work on display for the Month of March.
Wine and cheese will be served, hope to see you!
Elyse Whittaker-Paek is an Australian born artist who spent her childhood in the
suburbs of Sydney. She moved to southern California with her family when she was in her senior year of high school.
During her education in the U.S. she became particularly interested in classical art and the human form. She then enrolled in the fine art and illustration program at California State University at Long Beach where she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art Illustration in 1994.
Soon after graduation and wanting to draw for a living, she was hired by Warner Brothers Animation Studio in the production of the feature length film, “Space Jam” which combined the Looney Toons cast with the althelete Michael Jordon. She continued her animation career with Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California in the production of the television
series “Oswald the Octopus”, “Cat Dog” “Dora the Explorer,” and “Hey, Arnold.”
You can see within her work, glimpses of the world-renowned artist, Norman Lindsey. Like
Lindsey, you find within her work the female form in all its neo-classical natural beauty. But unlike Lindsey, she has been inspired by the fashion world of the mid 20th century and has now once again been inspired by the energy and independence of the punk-pop fashions of the 1980's.
Elyse currently resides in Sierra Madre with her husband and her two young boys. Who
inspired her to capture the beauty of Children in Portraits.