Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

Elsa will now be guesting at the open studio of Susan Isaac on 29-31 May (BH) (Elsa will be present 30-31 My), 10 to 5 as part of the Upton Studios (see below for more info).

Part of Upton Studios planned for 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5

Stylised dog portraits in acrylic and pen.
Glebe Farm Cottage, 9A Main Street, Upton NG23 5ST
i: elsamegan
f: Paws Four Art

Now based in the small farming village of Upton where I grew up, I did manage to move away for a short time to university where I studied Fine Art and the History of Art in Oxford Brookes. Following this I returned to Nottinghamshire and worked at Rufford Art Gallery for about a year, before going back to university to study museums and galleries at Nottingham Trent University. I then took the big step of moving out of our family farm, to my own farm cottage down the road with my lovely new husband who shares my love of animals – in particular dogs. After completely filling the house with dog imagery, he convinced me to start sharing my paintings with the rest of the world.


My studio is in our spare bedroom! I currently work while our baby sleeps, or while he has a biscuit.

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I paint dogs! I have two paintings styles, both of which I love but are quite different – although one grew from the other so they are linked. I have always had a love of Pop Art, and my interest in this was the catalyst for developing my very bright, blocky dogs on striking red backgrounds. My other style is a midpoint between my Pop Art dogs and my drawings. These dogs have a much more illustrative feel.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5 – guesting with Susan Isaac.

  • No wheelchair access.
  • Light refreshments available – I will make cake if its allowed!

Elsa at work:

Samples of Elsa drawing are on her Instagram feed: