Elisa Devera credits her father with her interest in photography and remembers as a child helping him develop black and white vacation photos in a makeshift lab in their home. She loves photographing landscape and cityscape scenes, and working with them in various computer programs to turn them into photopaintings. She has a B.A. in journalism from Penn State and an M.A. in Library Science from University of Washington. Her earlier careers have been in broadcast journalism, travel, public libraries, and as co-owner of a used and rare book store. Elisa enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, and volunteering at the Blue Ridge Humane Society shelter.
Elisa’s art had been on the cover of the Hendersonville Magazine for two years. (See below). Her photopaintings have also been featured as Art Scape banners in downtown Hendersonville.