Description 'FAIRYTALE OF THE WIND' -- Once upon a time, in a fantasy land far, far away, there lived a beautiful stallion that was the mightiest of all the horses on the earth. When he ran, others could only gasp at his strength, form, and physique. The black stallion was so fast that he appeared out of nowhere and disappeared just as quickly, as if he galloped on the wind. With time, the people of the land named the Black Beauty 'Wind' in honor of his speed and grace. And with the wind, he ran. Colors danced and sparkled in the beads of perspiration that grouped along the tendrils of his mane, much like reflections in the most perfect of raindrops. His beauty was unsurpassed, his spirit oblivious to the world around him. And then the mighty stallion disappeared, leaving behind him just a wisp of himself, a stir of the air as it were - the Wind..The creation of this piece was tedious. Hours and hours were given to the detail of the work, each tendril lovingly added one at a time with a mixture of materials and colors. The secret of the mix will remain forever with the artist, a memory on the wind.
Eloise Schneider Mote, Milwaukee Member Since December 2013 Artist Statement Eloise’s rustic paintings, prints, giclees, and canvas prints have the classic beauty and style of antiques. Her paintings and prints on canvas include landscapes and floral still life. She also paints on old wood, combining history with art, as she incorporates antique jewelry, tools, hats, musical instruments or frames into her creations. Eloise has been featured in Lee Magazine and Sunshine Artist Magazine as well as in newspapers and on television and has won numerous awards.
An educator herself, Eloise was one of the illustrators for the I Can Say That book, winner of the Early Language Literacy Award. Eloise also illustrated the book Jesus is Born, written by Brenda O'Quinn and published by Synerge Books.
Eloise paints fine art pieces that encompass gorgeous landscapes, flowers, cotton fields, floral arrangements, and other delicate and detailed works. Her playful side lends a hand in her creation of fun art - striped cats, fat pigs, big lipped fish, and curious cows. Eloise's art also includes images of Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Mexico - down by the water, in a village, or near a field in the sunlight of the dawn. She also paints ships and beaches, trees and forests, and the beautiful landscapes of the United States.
Faith is important to Eloise as an artist and she develops that belief system into many of her paintings: three crosses at Calvary, the cross on Pensacola Beach that overlooks the bay, children in the hands of God, the birth of Jesus Christ, and others.
Perhaps the most unusual of Eloise's artwork are her watercolor and digital renditions of American Sign Language. As a teacher of the deaf and other children with special needs, Eloise has a heart for the art that reflects her love for those children. Her painting of the ASL "I Love You" sign is bright and bold, a wonderful piece for a hearing or deaf person to enjoy. The world is grand and love can be too. Eloise's work is just that: full of love and life. Her paintings of animals take on a "pop art" style: bright and colorful! These are quite popular.