About Bear

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Bear Elle (°1987, Seattle, WA) creates paintings, drawings, and mixed media artwork.  Though she most often works in acrylics, she dabbles with a wide variety of media and supplies. Bear explores the relationship between pop culture and the natural world, integrating wild elements and radical, contemporary ideas.

Her influences are as diverse as Walt Disney and Jane Goodall. She's inspired by a steady diet of wildlife documentaries, fairy tales, and ‘90s pop culture. Authenticity, freedom, and intuition are at the core of her work. Her colorful, playful, and childlike spirit shines in everything she does. Bear works as a freelance artist, with private collections all over North America and Western Europe.