Elise Garnaut is a self taught vegan artist who has been exhibiting and painting since an early age. She was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia but over the past 2 decades she had based herself in Europe. She has lived and exhibited in Hong Kong, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome and Venice. She currently lives and works in the English seaside town of Brighton.


Her paintings unite the influences of great European modern painters such as Matisse, Chagall, Rousseau and Klimt in a vibrant, bold and naïve style.

Her works combine the strong and brilliant colours of Australia and the floral motifs and synthesis of line and colour typically found in oriental art.


Her recent works focus on Rome and its stray cat population. Her mediums of artistic expression now also include sculpture, installation and the written word.