In my artwork, I strive to capture the vibrant life and emotional complexity of both the subjects I portray and the viewer. As predominantly a wildlife painter, I represent animals as conscious beautiful beings, yet at the same time honoring the connection we, as humans, create with the natural world. Animals represent many things to many people. For me, I often chose to paint their tranquility, color, humor, intensity and majesty. In my landscape paintings, I often focus on serene and peaceful qualities.
Jasmine Masako Elliott
In her wildlife paintings, self-taught, award winning artist Jasmine Masako Elliott wields bold colors and represents animals as conscious beautiful beings, while also honoring the connection humans create and project onto the natural world. Jasmine—a Colorado native and current resident—earned her formal degree in Finance but attributes her success at “self-teaching” to the discerning qualities utilized in number analysis and manipulation as well as her lifelong practice of the martial arts. Her youthful attraction to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ and Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ led Jasmine to gravitate towards painting instructors (via books, magazines and video) and styles that also embrace strong color. Self-expression has always been an integral part of Jasmine’s make-up, and she continues to evolve. Although acrylic is her favorite medium, Jasmine also paints in watercolor, oil, and pastels; creates lino or woodblock prints; sculpts figurines in polymer clay; and experiments with different mold making and casting techniques. Ms. Elliott paints landscapes and figures in addition to her wildlife work. Her paintings range in size from 2.5” x 3.5” to several feet in length. More of Jasmine’s work can be found at: punchpourpaint.com.