"Elissa Barber explores the possibilities of the gestural line and its ability to articulate the physical form, evoke emotion and depth with limited information. "
About Elissa Barber
Elissa Barber explores the possibilities of the gestural line and its ability to articulate the physical form, evoke emotion and depth with limited information. Simple, elegant linework applied to feminine archetypes and symbols as subject matter is both a direct reflection of her own personal visual vocabulary and an attempt to relate to a more universal shared female experience. Barber’s work explores themes of beauty and modern femininity, questioning how our eyes perceive beauty.
b. 1983. Hamilton, ON Canada.
Elissa Barber graduated from Sheridan College, Oakville with an Hons. BAA in Illustration. She was honoured to be awarded the Shaw Media “Best in Show” prize and a Rudy Klemann award of excellence amongst her graduation class. After several years living in Oakville, Elissa moved to Northern Ireland where she worked as a fashion buyer, stylist and illustrator. After five years abroad, Elissa returned home to Hamilton where she currently works out of her home studio.
Barber is currently self-represented and takes commissions on a limited basis. Inquire about her availability: