Born and raised in Wales Wisconsin, Elissa Ewald is the youngest of three. She started drawing at the young age of seven. As she grew as an artist in her high school years, she started taking her art more seriously. Half way through high school her family moved two hours north to the small town of Coloma Wisconsin. She then spent many days walking through her parent’s property enjoying the calm of the trees and finding wild lady slippers growing among the pines. She had plenty of opportunity to study nature in all its splendor. As she continued to paint throughout her life, art became a way of expressing her passion for life experiences with her husband and their two children. Finding adventures in researching subjects she chooses to paint and meeting amazing people along the way. Everyone has stories to tell and every painting she creates has a story. Elissa has four collections of works she is very passionate about growing; Buddies, Pathways, The Forgotten, and Floral.
I currently am focused on creating more pieces for to add to my collections Pathways, Forgotten, Floral and the Buddies collection- The Buddies Characters has been created into a children's story book consisting of 18 short stories of kindness finding compaction for others and friendship even when least expected. The Buddies story books have been distributed to each of the Children's Hospitals across the country to share the gift of kindness with these sweet stories to help pass time during their stay. This was a goal I set to achieve for 2021, and it was a success. Pledging 10% my profit from the Buddies story books and images to the National Parks Foundation. Images and products can be found as print on demand at Fine Art America. Books can be purchased on most retail stores now, all retailers wanting to purchase books for resale can purchase at Newman Springs hard cover ISBNs 9781648014192 hard cover, 9781648014185 soft cover & 9781648014208 digital version. Over the years have donated to several non-profits, and also conservation clubs for fund raising. I also spread the love of creating art with others by leading painting sessions for adults and children at my local public library.
Multiple awards both National & local state level. Participated in artist and autor talks for several non-profits as well.