“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.
This painting is going to a couple of young boys who live in California but have a connection to Vancouver. This was a fun piece to paint. I took the liberty to arrange the elements are not how they exist in their real space and time but how I felt they needed to be in … Read More
Here is a fun way to look at the art of colour….With paint from my pallet, I dragged the brush across the canvas and and I left light in the sky.
Sung Cove, on Bowen Island, is where the ferry docks. I painted this piece from a photo I took when I was on the ferry.
There are literally a hundred or more islands in the Broken Group of Islands. In this painting the setting sun fills the sky with light and reflects in the sea while almost silhouetting the little island. The clouds were so fun to paint!! Big strokes sweep across the sky!!
A favourite subject of mine is Whyte Islet in Whytecliff Park. It is of particular interest in the morning when the eastern side of the island is bathed in morning light. The clouds captured a thread of this light on their lower edges and their shapes add movement to the painting.
Close to St. Mark’s Summit on the How sound Crest Trail is a lovely view of the islands of Howe Sound. Little Bowyer Island reflecting into the water is the focal point of the painting. Bowen Island sits to the left of Bowyer and Gambier Island sits to the right. Further in the distance is … Read More
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Along with angels, it was fun to paint up a bunch of animals on beach wood!! They were mostly used for Christmas Tree ornaments but some people hung them in their kid’s rooms.
Sold at the Anonymous Show at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Standing relatively high in the ocean allows for a small yet whole ecosystem to sustain the life that has settled on the islet.
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