“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.
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.
A peaceful scene that was just begging to be painted. Sitting on the shore and looking out towards the tiny island that is so well established.
This fall the sunsets have been absolutely amazing!! So challenging for me to capture the beauty of the actual real view…here is my attempt. The under lighting of the clouds, in my mind, is what makes the scene outstanding. I hope I did it justice. Painted in a fast 20 minutes, I am relatively happy … Read More
Another island in the stream!! Clearly a favourite subject of mine, so fun to paint!!
I think islands are much like artists. Just as islands exist silently in their own space, artists are often in their own space, quietly letting their creative juices flow. I painted a little sketch of the same image and it appealed to me so much that I painted a larger version.
My painting was selected this year, 2018, for one of BC Children’s Hospital Holiday Cards. I think this is the 20th year that I have submitted a painting to BC Children’s Hospital.
The resilient little islands in the Broken Group Islands are a never ending source of inspiration!!
Out of Lady Rose Marine Services, I was very fortunate to be aboard the Francis Barkley traveling from Port Alberni to Seachart Lodge. This was painted from one of the photos I took.
At the entrance to Howe Sound, out on a rocky out cropping, on the southwest shore of Bowen Island is the Cape Roger Curtis Lighthouse.
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