“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.
A land mass that is naturally isolated by water due to the surrounding topography is an island. To a certain extent it becomes a unique ecological micro habitat that exists within a larger ecosystem. The small islets on the West Coast continue to intrigue me!!
I was very fortunate to experience an amazing kayak trip to the Broken Group Islands on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This piece was painted from a photo I took. I kayaked in the Broken Group of islands for 4 days. We stayed at Sechart Lodge and day tripped through the islands in our … Read More
Painted en plein air at McKay Creek!!
Always a fun challenge to set up a still life!!
Four sail boats dry docked in a line, all a bit different, yet all so similar they look like they are related!!
On a sunny day in March one can feel spring in the air. I was at the marina the other day and the dry docked power boats are waiting patiently to be put back in the water summer days on the water!!
Painted at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Although not the focal paint of the painting, what attracted me to the scene was the background trees. The light washed out the distant trees turning them shades of turquoise and teal.
Painted at VanDusen Botanical Gardens when the Golden Chain Laburnum trees were in full bloom.
Out on the west coast again and the tiny islands are such a typical sight!! This piece was donated for a fundraiser to the Stephen Lewis Foundation supporting Grandmothers caring for orphans who have lost their parents due to HIV/aids. I believe the event is called the Gogo Fundraiser. Gogo is the … Read More
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