Elsie Baer was born in Brooks, Alberta and currently resides in Edmonton, of the same province. In 1975 she began painting as a hobby while raising her family. This hobby quickly developed into a full-time pursuit, and today her work is included in private collections throughout the world.
Using a realistic technique, Elsie works from sketches, photographs, and on location, to create scenes of the local countryside. The natural beauty of our Alberta landscape is her inspiration and her feeling for the landscape is reflected in each of her paintings.
Although Elsie’s artistic abilities have been primarily self-taught, she acknowledges assistance from several prominent artists.