Artist Bio & Statement
My name is Jazzy Elise, I am a local established architectural artist. Born, raised and now thriving in Atlanta, GA, USA. I have traveled around the world, studied architecture and practiced as an engineer. I am a life enthusiast and family centric, all of this experience often shows in my artwork. I own a company called Jazzymade ™ creating functional fine art for collectors in the form of journals, clocks and prints. My work has been featured in galleries and museums and my collectors live all over the world! I really enjoy uplifting and inspiring people through my art; it is my purpose in life. "Be where you are, any place can be your creative space. Just be inspired by everything around you. I am."
I began my interest in art as early as 7, oftentimes enjoying creating more than watching TV with my siblings. I remember as a girl being excited to create art for my loved ones. It would be personal with a poem, an illustration, and framed. I valued giving my artwork more than buying something from the store. It felt like giving them a piece of my soul, something they could cherish forever. I got so much joy from making them smile. I was always drawing and sketching and in 9th grade I was introduced to painting as a technique, it was not my favorite form of creating at the time. In 2013 I graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture and between graduating and finding work I picked up the brush. I practiced as an engineer for 7 years while painting as a hobby and developing my skills. In 2017, I established Jazzymade™ as a company and platform to sell my artwork. I knew painting was my passion and I wanted to do it all of the time. Walking into my studio each day is like living inside my dreams as a little girl; she is happy with who I have become.
As a self taught artist I only use my childlike inspiration from grade school and my Bachelors of Architecture training to produce my creations.
I paint with intention by visualizing an idea for many months; sometimes years before its creation. This is my conceptual approach to creating art; however, once the idea is solidified in my mind I can create it within hours or days. I can often see a complete feeling, an array of colors and the full composition prior to beginning the work. Planning is a major part of my process, including photography, sketches, color pallets, material sorting and whatever else needed to make the artwork tangible. I typically use 9 colors to create a piece. The colors are decided before I begin but the values can shift as I work. My mind goes into overdrive waiting to hold my ideas.
Typically I paint with acrylics and on occasion I use watercolor, charcoal, ink, sewing embellishments and other textiles. I enjoy bringing the energy of my inspiration into my pieces and I challenge the viewer to connect on an emotional level. My ultimate goal is to uplift and inspire.
My color palette is full of bright bold colors and are instinctively assigned based on the mood or emotion I feel, rather than the actual color of my subject. Colors that often repeat in my work are merigold and turquoise. At micro level viewing I love challenging the boundary between two colors and not letting them blend. This juxtaposition creates a vibration that I believe excites the eye and emotions. I play on this edge with color and oftentimes with linework; the line is the clearest boundary in our minds. Viewers and collectors alike have often said they enjoy the simplicity of the subject in my artwork and the detail at which I bring it to life. This is truly my strength. At the macro level viewing you will understand that it is not about the individual pieces but the whole, for when these sections come together they create something familiar and exciting.
Artist in Residence | June 2023 - Still Happening
101 Marietta St NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30303
I am currently on display at the Radio One in a show called "Music is the Key to Life." I was selected to display 5 original pieces in their gallery. The opening reception was held June 26, 2023 to celebrate all of the selected local artists they are featuring. My artwork is available for purchase.
The goal of this station is to put rising artist on the map.
The Art of Touch
Artist in Residence | May 2023 - Still Happening!!!!
855 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 2B, Atlanta, GA 30308
I am currently on display at the Art of Touch Massage Spa which doubles as a gallery. I was selected to display 7 original pieces in their gallery. The opening reception was held May 6, 2023 to celebrate all of the selected local artists they are featuring. My artwork is available for purchase, stop by to see these masterpieces in real life in this beautiful place.
*Booking an appointment is not a requirement to visit the gallery.
Group Exhibition | 28 February 2023
Located at Norfolk Southern Headquarters in Atlanta, GA, USA
I had the opportunity to display artwork to their executives and employees in a private event and temporary art show to celebrate Black History Month.
*Fun Fact: Norfolk Southern has a large exhibition of artwork and they take pride in supporting local artists. The entire building is like a museum dedicated to engineering and design.
MODA and Perkins and Will
Artist in Residence | January 2023- Still Happening!!
1315 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta GA 30309
Currently I am collaborating with MODA, Perkins and Will and Midtown Alliance's Heart of the Arts initiative through Wildseed Atlanta. A design collective I am the founder of with 4 other designers.
follow #wildseedatl to meet the crew and see what we come up with to bring more art and workshops to Midtown Atlanta.
Artist in Residence | October 2022- Still Happening!!!
105 St, Stephens Ct Suite E, Tyrone, GA 30290
I am a permanent artist in residence along with other local artist at Dogwood Gallery. A gallery and framing shop located in Tyrone, GA. My artwork is available for sale.
*The Gallery Owner is also an artist and takes pride in framing work. He has framed several of my originals in the past and they look stunning!!
On select Saturdays throughout the summer I will participate as a vendor at these various markets to display my latest artwork and retail. follow #whereisjazzy to stay updated with when I will show up!!
Ponce City Market | May 2022- Still Happening!!!
Saturdays 11-6 pm
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlantic Station | September 2021- Still Happening!!!
Saturdays 11-9pm & Sunday 12-7pm
1380 Atlantic Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30363
Madison Yards | August 2022- Still Happening!!!
Saturdays 11-4 pm
200 Bill Kennedy Way SE Ste 702, Atlanta, GA 30316
Alpharetta Market | September 2021- Still Happening!!!
Saturdays 9-4 pm
2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30363
Create To Be Great
Artist in Residence | June 2022 - Still Happening!!
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy Suite 274, Duluth, GA 30097
The featured artist in a store front called Create to Be Great. The owner takes pride in offering a space to be creative. They offer paint nights, yoga, and other tools to help with your well being.
Roswell, GA | April 2021 - June 2022
Trend Urban Cafe
Featured Artist | June 2022 - Still Happening!!
5370 Stone Mountain Hwy Suite 790, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
The featured artist in a local eatery. Where you can find healthy diverse food. It is really good you should check it out and tell them I sent you. My favorite is the Chicken and Collard Tacos!!
Indie Night Market | Home Depot Backyard | December 2022
A night market for chilling, listening to music, enjoy food drinks and local shops at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
German Fruehlings Fest | Avondale Estates | March 2022 & 2023.
Each year I participate in the coming of spring festival hosted by the German Cultural Center and the city of Avondale Estates.
Chomp and Stomp | Cabbage Town | October 2022
Huge chilli cook off, beer and music in the heart of Atlanta, who wouldn't want to join!
Pan African Festival | Decatur Square | June 2021
Celebrate the liberation of public spaces and an opportunity to paint live and present my work to the community of City Decatur. I was featured with 3 other artists! It is why I always paint while i vend. It connects me with my audience.
Painted Tree Boutique
Retail Store Front | May 2022- May 2023
Snellville and Buford locations
My first retail store front where people could come to purchase Jazzymade products and artwork. I used this as an opportunity to learn how to market my products without being there to sell in person. I am so glad that I did, I learned valuable skills to apply for retail and wholesale markets.
Group Exhibition | October 2021
992 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310
I was a featured artist at Gallery 992 during the GLO Atlanta tour in October. Musical performances were put on in several galleries and shops in Atlanta for a week.
I exhibited 7 original artworks for the months of October and November.
*Kebbie Williams a world renowned saxophone musician owns the gallery and purchased "Lavender" while it was on display!!
Hapeville Depot Museum
Hapeville Black History Art Walk | February 2020
620 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354
I was a featured artist During the city of Hapeville Black History Month. The show consisted of local artist placed all over the downtown area. To view all of the artwork the city set up an art walk. In addition to works on display there were live performances, and theater shows, food trucks and open restaurants and bars.
Wesleyan Artist Market | April 2018
5405 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I was selected as a featured artist in the Curated Art Gallery section of the Wesleyan Artist Market. This was the 20th annual event.
I featured 5 original works of art for this show.
The Millennial Show | April 2018
341 S Jefferson St, Dayton, OH 45402
I exhibited "Herstory", My first out of state show. I flew there and was present for the opening! Also My first time shipping my artwork to another state for exhibit!
Cocktails and Creatives | March 2018
393 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
I was fortunate to donate my artwork to the Society Inc, to support art programs for the youth. I placed the infamous "Chill" up for sale and you know its sold!!
I was fortunate to meet my art teacher Harriett Lee Richardson. I became her apprentice for 2 years where she taught value and scale and portrait art.
Undergound Art Shows
My earlier displays of my artwork to the public. It was both exciting and a learning experience!
Georgia Freight Depot | July 2017
At this event I displayed 5 Originals. After the first show I created new works to display. At this time I began exploring textural art. Three of those pieces are displayed here.
B Complex | March 2017
At this event I displayed 6 Original. At the time I only had very small collection to select from.
Southeast Railway Museum
Rising from the Rails | February 2017
3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096
My first exhibition ever!! I participated in an art show to tell a story about how African Americans contributed to the railway. I created "Herstory" for this showcase. I wanted to tell the story of the African American Women who were engineers and pioneers for technology today.