“Creativity is intelligence having fun” - Albert Einstein
As a third generation Vancouverite, Elizabeth has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Translating her inner vision into outer reality, she has a spiritual connection to her paintings. Having sailed across the Pacific Ocean, hiked the West Coast Trail and skied most of her life, Elizabeth is inspired by the outdoors and typically paints the Canadian landscape. Although Elizabeth works primarily in acrylic, she also brings out the oils and watercolours to fulfill the results she wants to capture. She is an active plein air artist and when not outdoors she works from a studio in her home. A portion of sales is donated to a local charity.
The sun filtering through the water and catching on the backs of the sockeye and the red of the fish reflecting on the underside of the surface of the water was the play of light and colour that grabbed my interest!! The sockeye salmon are an amazing rich colour of red. So intensely red in … Read More
Framed by the purple shadowed trees, the light lit trees in the centre of the piece caught my eye and begged to be painted!! This view of the shadow streaked snow is out my backyard in the winter time. I painted from the vantage point of looking out the window, it in the comfort … Read More
Okay not entirely woodwork!! The little bird is made from hand painted light weight unbleached cotton, a wire frame that holds the shape of the body and makes the legs and feet. The feet are then screwed onto an appropriate piece of drift wood.
Framed by the dark trees and the soft evening sky the Capilano River sparkles with light.
This is one of the paintings from the children’s book I wrote called Swimming and Other Lessons.
The storybook characters take on a life of their own as they emerge from the paint on the canvas. This storybook duck on his way in his cloak. I am not sure where he is going, but by the glint in his eye, I am sure he has it figured out! In any event, … Read More
The original painting of Storybook Elephant is a gift for a brand new baby. I have done a series of Storybook animals and characters. I have written a story about some of the characters I have created and others are on the sidelines of a story waiting to happen!!
The West Coast is always an attraction for me!! The sea stack rock formations always hold an interest for me as they hold strong to their place on the beach through all seasons of weather!!
Molly is a cruiser beach boat and also a member of the Drifters and is on display at the North Vancouver Municipal Hall Gallery – April and May 2017.
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