Anelisa Calmet was born in Lima, Peru. She has lived in Venezuela, Brazil, Puerto Rico, NYC, and Miami, and currently resides in Rye, NY. Her Latin American heritage has deeply influenced her paintings. Anelisa’s works are full of life, energy and color, which is reflected in the use of cool colors, splashes, and movements symbolizing warm weather, sunshine, and happy people. By using vibrant colors and vivid textures, Anelisa strives to invoke emotions such as passion or joy within the viewer. Anelisa begins each painting very spontaneously; often with just a few lines and simple shapes. Her intuition guides the whole process and allows her work to evolve organically. Varying brushstrokes express different emotional states. Using bright colors and varying textures is how she conveys emotions of energy, joy, calm and serenity. Anelisa strives to make each of her paintings unique, full of energy, and ultimately meaningful. Most of her paintings are fluid acrylic on canvas.
Anelisa studied under Alyse Rosner at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, and under Anna Patalano at the Greenwich Art Society in Greenwich, CT. She also received training at the Art Student League in NYC. In 2016, Margaret Kross, curator from the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, awarded Anelisa, The May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Award at the “Powers of Observation” Greenwich Art Society juried Flinn exhibition for her painting, Maras. The painting was selected from over 400 entries for its original use of geometry and composition. Her work can be found in private collections throughout Miami, FL; Connecticut; New York; and Lima, Peru.
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