Elizabeth Geisler is a California painter with a background in printmaking, photography, music, and film. Her work hangs in collections across the United States and shows in galleries throughout the Bay Area. She began painting at an early age, and while still in high school, was awarded a life drawing scholarship to the Otis College of Art and Design. In college, she studied both visual arts and mass communications, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. She continued her art studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, Barnsdall Art College, and the City College of San Francisco. Best known for her paintings of water and nightscapes, Geisler has a special afinity for light, shadow and reflection.
Geisler’s water reflection paintings range from photorealistic to semi-abstract. "I am intrigued by the intricate patterns on the water surface, but there also is a psychological element to why I am drawn to paint water. For me, water represents life, as we cannot survive without it, and it literally flows through all of us. It is a constant that connects us to each other. When I am painting water, it is a meditative and sometimes, cathartic process. Ultimately, I hope the viewer is able to interact with my work on different levels -- to appreciate the beauty of the abstract composition nature provides while experiencing the almost musical rhythm of the water and its restorative properties."