Meet the Artist

Elise Calhoun is a self-taught mosaic artist with almost twenty years creating mosaic art and installions. Over the years, when not creating or teaching in her home studio, she has enjoyed using the left side of her brain as a registered maternity nurse to help families safely bring newborns into the world. For now she has hung up her stethoscope to pursue her passion for her mosaic art as well further her yoga practice through yoga teacher training.

Over the years she has taught mosaic classes at The Dougherty Arts Center, sold her art at many art shows around the country and installed both commercial and residential mosaics in and around Austin, Texas (including The Barr Mansion).

Her style can be described as a mixture of modern and organic with an affinity toward bold colors. She loves to combine colors, textures and patterns to create both a visual and tactile experience for the viewer to enjoy. She creates mosaics to be enjoyed as a tangible fine art and foresees this ancient medium to continue to grow to its full potential in the landscape of modern art.