Elle Michalka is a painter, illustrator and concept artist, originally from Texas and now based in Los Angeles, where she has worked in the animation field for companies like Disney TV Animation, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network. Her credits include work on Gravity Falls and Steven Universe.
Michalka also creates digital paintings of abstracted landscape forms. In these, she often brings to her compositions a delightfully whimsical interpretation of rocks, trees and other elements in a style that shows her admiration for animation background greats like Eyvind Earle.
Michalka’a website includes examples of her landscapes and other subjects, along with some of her professional work, as well as personal pieces done in traditional media.
A series of Elle Michalka’s landscape work, titled “Cathedrals”, will be on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA from May 23 to June 7, 2015, with an opening reception on May 23. (When the show is in progress, there should be additional images available on the Nucleus site.)