We are delighted to announce Elise Genest’s vibrantly dynamic “Teal and Gold Xerex,” has been selected as the official image of Equine Affaire’s 2021 events.
Born into a family of artists, Elise Genest works her inimitable magic to create awe-inspiring paintings that bring the very essence of her subjects to life from her studio in Quebec, Canada. Utilizing a variety of techniques, Ms. Genest’s paintings feature one or several horses that are highlighted by a contemporary play between shadows and light and exude her subjects’ souls.
Traveling extensively to become inspired by different places and settings, photography plays an important role in how Ms. Genest creates her paintings. Some of her photographs are masterpieces in and of themselves, not needing to be revisited with brushstrokes while others become references for her future paintings. Ms. Genest’s creative process includes a long period for reflection and research, followed by intense and spontaneous painting sessions. Once she starts to become what she calls “creatively possessed,” her paintings come to life in less than 24 hours.
Ms. Genest was first recognized for her incredible talent when she presented her paintings to potential collectors and began offering her services to create portraits for horse owners locally and abroad. Ms. Genest was presented the 2014 Calgary Stampede Best New Artist award and today exhibits her work at major equestrian events throughout North America and Europe.
An active social media enthusiast, Ms. Genest regularly showcases her most recent paintings, masterpieces in progress, and her thoughts on her art and subjects. She fosters close connections with her ever-growing fan base, which includes both horse and art lovers. Explore www.elise-genest.com for more information and additional samples of her phenomenal work.