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Oil Paintings by Elyse Gerard

Landscapes, still lifes and portraits by commission or inspiration
About Elyse Gerard
I began painting at the "Ridgewood School of Art" when I was 10 years old.  Encouraged by my mother who is a fine painter in her own right, I learned the basics of chiaroscuro painting in oils. I attended for 4 years on awards and scholarships. I continued learning more conceptual practices at Bard College, graduating in 1983. 

Deferring to the need for food and shelter, I began a career on Wall Street and spent 18 years as a business analyst, painting only portrait commissions until I moved to West Virginia in 2001.

Greenbrier County, WV is spectacularly beautiful and inspired me to begin my first landscape paintings in 2003.  I show and have won awards locally and maintain a permanent rotating exhibit at the Greenbrier Sporting Club in White Sulphur Springs, WV. 
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