Super happy to have received two ‘Highly Commended’ in the Auckland Royal Easter Show Art
Auckland Royal Easter Show 2019
Watercolour Category - Highly Commended for 'Regina Ellen'.


I'm a full-time, award winning artist and writer working out of my studio in Auckland. My favourite medium is watercolour, although I do occasionally work with oils and acrylics. I am always trying new techniques and have been challenging myself with adding more realism to my work. I am strongly drawn to dramatic light. I love painting boats and the beautiful reflections in the water. I want my art to evoke beauty and bring people joy and peace.

I am President of the Howick Art Group and a member of the New Zealand Watercolour Society. I am a passionate plein air painter, and you will often see me around the beaches of Auckland with brushes in hand.

If you would like to view my work in person, please make an appointment to visit my studio. Commissioned pieces, public speeches, and private one on one classes are also available.

Not all paintings available for sale are on my Etsy store. Please enquire if you see something you like. Some paintings may be on display at the Green Gables Cottage Gallery in Howick.


"Creativity takes courage."

Henri Matisse

I’ve always wanted to a photograph like


Thank you for your interest. For any inquiries, commission requests or studio visits, please contact Elise De Silva Art today. 

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