Elyse Marie Osborne was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1985 where she grew up and currently lives. She attended high school at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. From the beginning, she was surrounded by creativity, as her mother is an artist. She has had a profound interest in art since she could hold a crayon. In the spring of 2008 she graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a concentration in Drawing and a minor in Printmaking. Elyse has also studied abroad with Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. While she was there, Elyse was inspired by their language, culture, history and art.

Elyse has recently exhibited work at Toledo’s Space 237 gallery in the Spring of 2009. She was the recipient of the second place award in the University of Toledo’s 16th annual Art on the Mall, DIA juried show in 2008. She also received the First Place award in a juried student exhibition in 2007, and the Susanna Clement scholarship for the University of Toledo. She was selected to represent the University of Toledo’s Art Department at the 2008 National Conference of Undergraduate Research 22 held at the University of Salisbury, in Salisbury Maryland. There she gave her presentation on “The Plight of the Elephant.” She has also received a scholarship from the Athena Art Society in Toledo, Ohio.

Elyse Osborne is currently pursuing her Masters in Art Education. During a temporary teaching job at St. Joan of Arc, Elyse discovered a passion for imparting her knowledge to younger generation of students. She hopes to inspire young artists to pursue their passion.