These days animals and nature take centre stage in Elise’s work, their whimsical qualities appearing on a range of applications including coins, books and postcards. She says her most memorable job to date has been producing a series of illustrations featuring Australia’s apex predators for a commemorative coin collection which is consistent with her passion for the animal related arts, ever-inspired by the likes of her favourite creature artist Terryl Whitlatch.
When not immersed in the research and conceptualisation for her next brief – which she quietly hopes will be for a charity or another good cause – Elise could be snorkelling or fishing. She can just as easily be tempted into a country garden hammock with a bowl of pistachios and a documentary on the Cretaceous period. Her trusty side kick is Alfie a German Shepard crossed with a Corgi! Now try and picture that!