Elise De Silva is an award-winning watercolour artist working out of her studio in Howick. She is strongly drawn to dramatic light and to water themes. She is an experienced watercolour tutor and enjoys helping her students unlock some of watercolours 'mysteries' and frustrations. She teaches in a relaxed and fun way, guiding students step-by-step through a painting project. She is President of the Howick Art Group and a passionate plein air painter. She has also done a number of community art projects.