Elisa Schmidt grew up in Southeast Michigan with a love of cars and the talent to paint. After graduating from Siena Heights University with a degree in art, she combined the two and created a visual style that is reflected in all of her work. She currently resides in Lansing, Michigan, with her husband and dog and dabbles in other art forms as well as watercolor. Locally, she has shown at Absolute Gallery and Katalyst Gallery in Old Town Lansing, The Technology and Innovation Center, Okemos Library, Gracie's Place in Williamston, and most currently Keys to Creativity in the Lansing Mall and Studio Retreat in St. John. In 2015 she painted a piano in collaboration with the Keys in the Cities project with a Lansing Lugnuts theme which sat outside Midtown Brewing Co.