Elise Manieri specializes in abstract, mixed media and collage art. As a newcomer to Florida in 2017, she renewed her interest in art and picked up a paint brush following a long hiatus, inspired by the contemporary art scene in Sarasota and a trip to Santa Fe.
Elise had an exemplary career as a Realtor and corporate trainer in Pennsylvania. She had previously studied in the master program in Art & Design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Philadelphia University) while raising two children.
“My artwork is about visual exploration and experimentation; an assemblage of color, texture, and line work. It is reminiscent of my childhood home filled with colorful handwoven fabrics and rugs, 3D wall hangings, yarns and ceramics made by my mother, a renowned hand weaver and instructor at the MD Institute College of Art. I’m drawn to the mystery of abstract art, its ever changing nature and the freedom of expression it permits.”
Elise is an active contributor to local art shows and has received several awards from ArtCenter Manatee and Art Center Sarasota. Please visit her website at: elisemanieriart.com