Elise Lavallee Findlay is a visual artist based in Banff, Alberta. Having grown up in the mountains she has developed a deep love of her home landscape which is a central theme and inspiration in her art. Elise explores the complexities of a place and how humans interact, navigate, and experience the natural world. It is this interaction, along with memory and experience that Elise uses to build and layer her landscapes. She employs a variety of both wet and dry media on canvas, paper, and cradled board. She is currently in her third year of study at AUArts in Calgary, majoring in Drawing with a minor in Object Design. Elise is a lifelong learner, as well as her certificate as a Red Seal Cabinetmaker, her work as a draftsman and CNC programmer/operator she has an undergrad degree from Dalhousie University in Sociology and Comparative Religion. After Elise has finished her undergrad at AUArts she plans to pursue a masters as well as establish a studio in Banff to continue, through her artwork, to explore the dramatic and inspiring Canadian landscapes and the human impact and interactions with it.