Elisa Vanelli Sculptor
Elisa Vanelli Sculptor

Elisa Vanelli

I was born in Bologna, Italy where I did my studies in foreign languages and literatures. Languages and Art have always been my biggest passions, with art being considered a form of communication itself.

I started painting at the age of 13 after discovering the impressionist movement and falling deeply in love with it. Life brought me, 14 years ago to the crib of the impressionist movement, the south of France, where I lived for 13 years. The colors, the history, the nature, the land touched my heart deeply and inspired my paintings.

Elisa Vanelli, Provencal landscape, painting

The first time I touched clay was 2019, I took my daughter to a pottery class and I created a frog. I was impressed by the beauty of the animal and felt like I wanted to do another one.
I did a hummingbird. Later I realized that sculpture had written my path; the frog is the symbol of my home town near Bologna; Crevalcore and the hummingbird was a symbol of my future, Massachusetts, where these little beings arrive every spring and spend the summer there.

In 2021 I passed my Reiki 2 level just before moving to the US and that’s when I had the revelation that I had to become a sculptor.
The following month the animals started coming to me, I saved many dogs, birds, lizzards and other species…the animals came to me and I started sculpting them.

"Elisa is a sculptor whose passion for animals and the protection of their natural environment is the focus of her work. The detail, care and craftsmanship she uses to create each animal conveys her love and concern for these amazing creatures.
Her goal is to use her artwork to raise awareness of the importance of protecting these wild creatures and preserving their natural habitat, our beautiful planet earth.
We invite you to take in the beauty and energy of her work."

Elisa Vanell sculptor