Elisabeth Antoine has a profound sense of wonder for all living things, which makes them a source of inspiration, and her favorite subject matter. Looking at her artwork, you are compelled to experience the awe she feels for nature's perfection, from the vibrant colors of autumn leaves, to the softness of a cat's fur.
Her work imitates nature, and takes it a step further, by associating textures we can only experience with sight.
Elisabeth is fascinated by the beauty of our world, but also seems drawn to the idea that another reality exists within the one we can see with the naked eye.
Thus, her paitings often offer "trompe l'oeil" effects, prompting the viewer to look again, more closely. Because what may look like a painted illusion might just as well be real...