Elise De Silva Author of Rabbit's Big Idea



Hi! It's great to meet you. My name is Elise De Silva, and I am a writer and artist living in the Eastern Bays of Auckland, New Zealand.
​After spending many years writing, I am now focusing on my original passion, painting. I work mostly in watercolours. I absolutely LOVE watercolour. It's such a delicate medium, but with the ability to be extremely powerful. I am working at loosening my style and capturing dramatic light in my paintings. 

You can view many of my paintings on my Etsy store. I am also happy to do commissions. I don't charge like a wounded bull for my paintings, as I really want quality art to be accessible to everyone.

Please feel free to email me at edspublishing@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!



Other publications and awards:


  • Managing Distractions - published in December 2016 issue of Tots to Teens - click here to view.

  • Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2017 - shortlisted - Quantum Timeline

  • Auckland Watercolour Society Open Prize 2018 - 'Bucklands Beach - Evening Stroll'