Elise DeGarmo is a storyteller, seduced by the idea that visual art is legible to almost everyone. Raised in the south, in the state of lovers, she believes that nature is the ultimate artist. Environmental protection plays a big role in her life, as her lifestyle is driven by compassionate action towards animals and their habitat. Juxtapozed to her environmental aspirations, her work is an abstract, fractured review of consumerism. A color enthusiast she works in mainly bright colors mimicking the artificiality of the contemporary west.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, The Nature Conservancy, The Commonwealth Times, Virginia and California Public Libraries, Plastic Nancy (band), A.Cheng
Trestle Artist Resident 2018
Society of Illustrators Student Competition 2016
American Illustration 36, AI-AP Archive
The Scholastic Art + Writing Competition National Gold Medal Award 2014
American Visionary Award 2013