“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.
Experiencing filtered sunlight and tall trees reaching for the sky while walking a quiet trail is both grounding and calming for the sole.
“We are all like island in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep” …William James
Although the small rock islands and their hardy trees are the main focus of this painting, sitting just above the horizon is a large billowy cumulous cloud. The cloud held particular interest to me with its subtle light shade variations. As a small technical note I described the cloud with white gesso to give it some … Read More
The reflections of the sea stacks are captured in the small pools on the beach. In the reality the ocean and beach are very large and I enjoy giving the sea stacks and their foliage a large presence on the canvas.
Whytecliff Park offers a lovely view to the west towards little Passage Island and beyond to Vancouver Island. This piece was started plein air and completed in the studio.
More than anything else I was capturing a sense of place in this piece. I am very drawn to water, especially the beach and the sea!!
From one beach across to another. This spot is on Vancouver Island looking west across to Rathtrevor Beach. The trees framed the afternoon scene.
This piece was worked up from a small plein air piece that I painted at a small lake near Whistler. I am not sure if this lake actually has a formal name, it is so small that it is affectionally referred to as “The Back Lake”
I was very fortunate to stay at Green Lake for a few days and the weather was perfect for a little plein air painting. The shapes of the trees and their reflections, spilling across the lake, were captivating!! So appreciative to have the opportunity.
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