Hi I am Elise Palmer and I am from a family of artists. My great-grandfather Harry Palmer was a well known animator and cartoonist. My father Jim Palmer is known for his serene low-country landscapes. The family tree includes many other sculptors, painters and creators! Born in South Carolina I currently reside in Charlotte, NC. I received my BA at UNC-Charlotte. I have owned and managed two galleries showing my work as well as other artists. Currently I show my work locally and teach art lessons to both kids and adults.
I was inspired to create this website and paint my first series of paintings in this style by my own bad kitty Smokey. He was a rescue cat and by far the baddest kitty I've ever known! He's 14 now and shows no signs of slowing down. I work primarily in acrylic. I decided to give the cats in my bad kitty series exaggerated eyes because so much personality comes out through the eyes. I like using bright colors and often dark outline. I have 2 other series featured here as well .... "Faces" and "Birdies" that reflect my love of simple design and contrast.
I will be happy to bring your own bad kitty to life on canvas in a fun unique way. I also do other pets and animals and people. Please contact me if you are interested in commission work. email@example.com