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Elisa Ristuccia

Elisa Ristuccia was born in Sydney and has been drawing, reading, and daydreaming ever since she can remember. Elisa earned a Bachelor of Arts (with an emphasis in Fine Arts) at Sydney University, and after overseas travel to Europe, southeast Asia and the southwest Pacific, she decided to set out and explore the Australian outback.

Over more than a dozen years, Elisa’s adventure took her through southwest Queensland, the Northern Territory, resorts at Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park, El Questro in the Kimberley, and finally to Cairns in tropical North Queensland where she had three blissful years and met her husband Scott. During the journey, she worked in a variety of roles, including charter/mail run pilot on a cattle station, bookkeeper and administration manager for the resorts, and more. She and Scott now reside in Brisbane and Elisa lives for the weekends, which are spent print making and exploring southeast Queensland. Her art is mostly inspired by the places she has been and the people she has met along the way.

Nero's Bookcase
12.5cm x 12.5cm (approx. 5" x 5"), etching and water colour

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