Elsie was born in Oklahoma but inspiration for her paintings certainly comes from spending time throughout her life in California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Germany, and Turkey. We are fortunate to have her in Duluth! A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Elsie taught elementary education for 12 years. Elsie's work has graced exhibits and competitions throughout the United States and in Ohara, Japan. Some of these include: St. Louis Heritage and Arts Center, Watercolor- Oklahoma Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors- New York Tweed Museum- Duluth North American Marine Arts Society- Gloucester, Massachusetts Oil Painters of America- Chicago Meadow Creek Gallery- Edina Rhea Gallery- Denver and International Exhibit of Watercolors- Ohara, Japan.