It’s been a while since a child prodigy made the news, and eleven-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow of Los Angeles is the real deal. She has taken to the art of “living paintings”, which means she makes her portraits real.
Her mom said Elisabeth has always been creative.
“It all started at the age of 2, when she would paint with her fingers, then brushes and art began to emerge,” she tells My Modern Met. “She would stare for hours at the paintings at the museums. She was always very creative—painting, do-it-yourself projects, making paper dresses—and wouldn’t stop. You name it . . . her imagination is constantly producing something new and extraordinary!”
Over the next few years young artists, her style transformed into extraordinary unique life paintings. Taking a few cues from impressionist artists like Monet and Renoir, she uses a backdrop as a canvas and incorporates people into those scenes, painting them to match the impressionist style. And they are impressive!
Elisabeth not only an artist, but she is also an entrepreneur! Or “art-trepreneur.”
Photo prints sell between $2500 and $5,000 and all the proceeds are put away for college. Her dream is to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. To date, she has saved over $35,000 since the age of 7.
When she isn’t crafting her next big creation she does enjoy being a kid.
Per Ekaterina (Elizabeth’s mom):
“Elisabeth is a kid and even being such a dedicated artist she still climbs trees and even plays video games sometimes. This little artist lives by her imagination and it really helps her a lot. She sees inspiration everywhere and carries her little sketchbook with her all the time.”
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