Elise Oakes, Atlanta Member Since February 2011 Artist Statement I have enjoyed all kinds of art as long as I can remember - probably from the age of 4 when I learned to write my name and scribble pictures on the underside of the coffee table. I wonder if my mom ever saw that. Art has been a big influence in my life. I find that laughter and art are the best therapy.
When my kids were very young I would save all kinds of crafting mediums such as cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, tape, glue, paints, cartons, and oatmeal boxes. When they came to me and said, "I'm bored." I would get out the bag of supplies and tell them to go make something. My children's artistic abilities have blossomed dramatically through the years.
My two daughters and I have a dream of opening up our own gallery.
I love painting, drawing, photography, digital editing, crafting, sewing, and so many facets of the art world, including the musical side as well.
I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it.