Elissa Gore (New York, NY): Air, earth, water, and light mix together to form our living world. Elissa Gore captures these elements as she sees them in landscape paintings. Formerly a scientific illustrator and college professor of fine art living in NYC and the Catskills, she paints and sketches outdoors in the city and the country. She makes larger works from her studies in the studio. Her work is in more than 60 public collections including the US Art in Embassies program. A Philadelphia native, she has a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA from the University of Texas. She exhibits frequently, and has had more than 15 solo exhibitions. She’s a prize winner in plein air painting events. She has taught watercolor workshops for the NY Botanical Garden for 20 years. In NYC, she is represented by Markel Fine Arts. Her website is: www.elissagore.net. Elissa keeps a log of her sketching adventures «Paint Trails» at elissagore.blogspot.com.