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
~ Elise Mesnard

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.

Elise Mesnard

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!
Elise Mesnard
Elise Mesnard