Elise Mahan works as an educator where she specializes in creating open-ended mixed media art projects for children of all ages. Her painting and process have evolved from her research of astronomy and natural history. She believes that each painting is a chance to draw upon ethereal elements that explore texture and pattern.
D.R. McElroy has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a Master of Science in Environmental Resources. She is the co-author of Celestial Watercolor and has been a professional editor and writer for ten years. She lives in Michigan.