Elisa Alvarado

I began life with a passion for art that has continued throughout my life. I have always loved the creation of art: the getting your hands in it part, the touch, the color, even the smell of the wood, clay or canvas. Even now, I'd say that there are few disciplines that I have not tried.

My paintings and sculptures are story snap shots depicting expressions of the human psyche. All of my work has a distinct narrative quality. The people and animals within the pieces are like characters drawn from a stream of consciousness. I never begin a piece with a preconceived notion of how it will turn out; instead, I let each piece evolve into its own expression. I want the viewer to become a part of the narrative as they bring their own life experiences into the interpretation of the piece.