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 Critters, Pathways, The Forgotten, and Floral.  

Support for Conservation: 

I currently am focused on creating more pieces to add to my collections Pathways, Forgotten, Floral and the Buddies & Other Critters. Watch for new art available, follow on social media for New or upcoming events. 

My Goal for 2024 is to raise money for the American Bird Conservancy, National Parks Foundation

Special Achievements: 

Multiple awards both National & local state level.   Participated in artist and autor talks for several non-profits as well.  Annual donations to local FFA org and local Conservation club by means of art for auctions.