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Mike Elsass

“I paint contemporary abstract on rusted sheets of steel, and my art is spiritual and meditative. By painting, sponging and sanding, the steel evolves until the final coating. Many pieces have over 40 coats of paint and glazing. The steel represents strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty. My spirit lies on the road. From my first series in Quebec, Canada to the Gulf Coast winter and the Louisiana swamps, I draw my energy from nature and life. The Arizona desert and the Kentucky countryside blend my art. My beautiful Ohio country barn loft and studios on Easy Avenue and my new Front Street location in Dayton give me time to reflect and paint in solitude. I hope to find my Rothko-inspired pieces gracing walls and mantles in your home, because for me, the greatest achievement is knowing that my creative labor has connected with someone in a very personal way.

Welcome to my world…”

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7x7 Series, sold individually

7x7 Series, sold individually

Spirit Totems, sold individually

Spirit Totems, sold individually

Untitled Acrylic on Steel 40x56

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Untitled Acrylic on Steel 6x46.5 each

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6x46.5 each

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Untitled Acrylic on Steel 4x49 each

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4x49 each

Untitled Acrylic on Steel 40x56

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Untitled Acrylic on Steel 8x34 each

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8x34 each

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Untitled Acrylic on Steel 36x24

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