Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Art from the Void

Art book currently in the works including paintings, studio photos, and writings by Elise Mesnard.

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Elise Mesnard, Art From the Void cover

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Book Available Soon- The Order of the Days

I recently illustrated "Tuesday" for a book entitled The Order of the Days by Brendan Schweda. The book explores the origin, pantheons, and esoteric nature behind the days of the week. Tuesday, across many cultures, has been associated with the spirit and deity of conquest and power.
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To see more from the book, visit it's page HERE

Monday, June 22, 2015

Open Studio Night

Shots from my new art studio at Civilian Studios and their annual Open Studio Night

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© Elise Mesnard 2015
Elise Mesnard
© Elise Mesnard 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Calling of Doctor Faustus Prints Now Available

13.5" x 14" digital prints of The Calling of Doctor Faustus are now available in my etsy shop, Oakthorn Studios. They're printed with archival inks on archival paper and i'm very satisfied with the color accuracy to the original intaglio print.

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The Calling of Doctor Faustus by Elise Mesnard, Intaglio

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Saturday, September 20, 2014


Newest work, Delphi, is now finished. Inspired by the Oracle Of Delphi.

Delphi by Elise Mesnard
Delphi, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 in, 2014
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Faun's Repose

The moment between the inhale and exhale amongst a forested scene where a faun gently rests, either before or after an act, embodying a male sensuality and virility of youth. I find myself lying beside it in the studio, reflecting the pose, after a long painting session that has exhausted me. The troubles of the world outside the reposed faun seem distant and muted.

Faun's Repose by Elise Mesnard
Faun's Repose by Elise Mesnard
 Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 in

© Elise Mesnard, 2013

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Bacchanalia" Artist's Reception

This past weekend I traveled up to visit a collector and chat with visitors about my recently completed painting "Bacchanalia" it was a lovely evening with much merriment.

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Bacchanalia by Elise Mesnard
Bacchanalia, Oil on Canvas, 38.5 x 50.5 in.
© Elise Mesnard 2013

Monday, January 13, 2014

Painting up a storm!

Posting after a very long break from updates on here (apologies). I am now in Portland Oregon and have almost finished setting up my studio, but in the mean-time that hasn't stopped me from getting paint everywhere! Here's a shot after a particularly long session on a new piece i'm working on. Cheers!
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Work to be sent to show in Hong Kong!

I've just been informed that 8 of my paintings have been purchased and will be in a painting show in Hong Kong! I'm so very excited and grateful, and cannot wait to find out more about when the show will take place.
Here are the paintings that they purchased...
Coyote and Crow by Elise Mesnard
"Coyote & Crow", 2012, 60" x 60", Oil on Canvas
"Male Reborn" & "Female Reborn", 2011, 36" x 24" Oil on Panel

 "Cicada" & "NYC", 2011, QR Code Audio Panels

"Male" & "Female", 2011, 36" x 24" Oil on Panel

Friday, September 14, 2012

Coyote & Crow

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"Coyote and Crow" Diptych, Each 60" x 60", Oil on Canvas
Here's the finished Coyote and Crow painting I've been working on!

"Coyote" 60 x 60", Oil on Canvas, by Elise Mesnard

"Crow" 60 x 60", Oil on Canvas, by Elise Mesnard

Check out the preliminary stages here: