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Elissa Dorfman of New york is the December 2001 Artist of the Month. Elissa
creates contemporary oil and watercolor paintings in abstract realistic
and figurative style. She has exhibited around the world; currently, among
many other places at The Ninth Life Fine Art Gallery, St. Thomas, Virgin
Islands. Many of her works are on the Internet. She is Artist-in-residence
at the University of Maryland. She has a wide range of subjects: erotica,
fantasy, humor, interiors, landscapes, moods, nature, patterns, people,
places and still life. One cannot help but enjoy looking at her paintings.
Elissa Dorfman's work can be seen at the following places:
2002 "THE DAY AFTER," Galeria D'Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain 1/18-2/15/2002
2002 "SMALL WORKS 2002", International Arts and Conference Center"
Louisville, Kentucky, USA 4/15-9/30/02
2002 "UP TO KIVIPANKKI," Kivipankki Gallery, Jamsa, Finland,
2002 "REACTIONS" Exit Art Gallery, New York City, NY to 3/30/2002
2001 "Grand Opening" The Ninth Life Fine Art Gallery, St. Thomas,
Virgin Islands to 11/23/02"
2001 "SMALL=BIG IV" Galeria D'Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain 11/30/2001-1/15/2002
GALERIA D'ART ZERO, Barcelona Spain February 22-to March 14, 2002
My main emphasis has been to create my own way of painting. I had the
basics, but went into new areas by instinct. I painted Egyptian paintings
in the early 1970's. Then I worked on paintings I call Consciousness Art.
For example, portraying how the land and water looked 100 years ago compared
to today. There was a period in which I painted Native American Indian
Art and learned about their culture. From the early 1970's I developed
my own style that I called Expansionism--everything I sense I expand.
The inner dynamics of the subject expand beyond its outward appearance,
and into its environment. Then I went into scientific paintings of molecules,
genes, cells, etc. My whole life, I have worked on color combinations
and strived to perfect my technique. I am about to enter another phase
of my career.
I create art because I feel the need to and enjoy it. My art is my solid
rock. Whatever happens in life, my art is always with me. You change from
all kinds of experiences and so do the paintings.