Elissa Barr has been a calligrapher and artist for more than 30 years.  Through the process of creating exciting backgrounds for her calligraphic work, she became interested in painting and began studying at the Brookline Art Center and the Danforth Museum School.  Elissa loves to paint and is often found on vacation with a paint brush in her hand.  She is currently exploring abstract painting through figurative and still life subject matter.

In addition to painting and running a calligraphy business, Elissa has directed two international calligraphy conferences and organized a year long calligraphy class with a well-known Chicago teacher.  She also served as project director for the community art effort seen in the documentary “900 Hands.”   

Elissa is looking forward to the next challenging distraction that might come her way.