This week, we talk with painter Elyse Dodge about how she developed her unique style and much more! Dodge describes her work as the “intersection between art and design.”
This week on My Modern Met's Top Artist Podcast, we talk with painter Elyse Dodge about how she developed her unique style and much more! Dodge describes her work as the “intersection between art and design.” You can find the result of this beautiful hybrid in her colorful landscapes with abstracted low poly mountains.
We love that Dodge’s art style includes both digital and traditional techniques. You can find her beautiful landscape paintings on murals, in private collections, and in many shapes and sizes. Dodge tells us about her lengthy creative process, from using digital tools to breaking down landscapes into colorful polygons, using projections to get it on a canvas, and the therapeutic process of painting.
We also get an insightful behind-the-scenes look at what it is like being a full-time artist and a full-time mom. This episode is a great listen for people trying to develop their own styles or those who can appreciate all art forms.
See some of the artwork we discuss on the Top Artist Instagram
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LA-based artist, Elyse Dodge, is best known for her bold use of color in landscapes, exploring the connection between soft and hard forms, creating a distinctive visual language in her work.
Elyse was raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, by an artist and a builder who taught her about craftsmanship and how to see her surroundings as shapes and color. Still inspired by the scenery of the West Coast, Elyse's work aims to capture the colors and textures of the views we see every day. Elyse sees her work as deconstructed landscapes, focusing on the fractal shapes and textures rather than the subject matter. Using bright color palettes—her work seamlessly blends the freedom of impressionism with the precision of geometry. The work acts as a reminder that things are not always what they seem and that a whole exists only as the sum of its parts; each part is therefore as beautiful and integral as the full puzzle.
Elyse’s colorful original paintings and prints of polygonal landscapes are featured in the interiors of contemporary homes and galleries across North America.