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Artist Bio

Halpin-Eli

Eli Halpin Biography

Eli is short for Elizabeth. Artist Eli Halpin grew up in Alaska and now lives and paints in Austin, Texas. She focuses her center of attention on the face expressions of animals, while enjoying and celebrating their paws, cheeks, whiskers, claws, hooves, antlers, horns, and tusks. Eli’s paintings are made on wood with oil and she loves to add spray paint, acrylic, paper, metal leaf, fabric, lace, ribbons, gemstones, sparkles, shells, crushed glass, beads, sand, mica, and pearls. She uses large brushes to lay down super thick paint and her messy, drippy style is bright and metallic. Eli’s work tells stories about the sacredness of food, sharing, living together, working together, and the cycle of life and death. The scenes she paints are infused with romance and humor, while emphasizing the instinct, intuition, and wisdom of nature.

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