“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 vast open spirit of the west coast allows for a huge skyscape to take up the space it needs. The clouds at the end of this particular day lead right to the typical west coast islet that are so typically iconic of the west coast.
A warm day with snow in the landscape floor. This particular day left no snow on the vegetation and the colour of the evergreen trees and deciduous trunks stand out. The sunny day casts wonder network of multi-coloured shadows across the white carpet ground.
The softness of the winter snow brings a sense of quiet stillness to the landscape. In the stillness, time actually seems to slow down and the mind delights in the simplicity of minimal stimulation. In the quietness of such a forest when the mind slows, the body touches the soul and reaches for a sense … Read More
The colours in the sky standout in a landscape that is composed of shades of white. The detail of the forest floor is covered with a white blanket and the shadows cast across the blanket.
Looking out to the “edge of the earth” this island stands guard just off the coast line.
The view of the sky changes as the clouds float by but the small island with its wind blown foliage stands consistently strong in the ocean.
As I head into Winter, this is a small painting captures the last of the longer summer days for this year.
The little fishing village known as Quidi Vidi is located just outside of St. John’s Newfoundland. The day I was there the wind was a howling but the little harbour was as quiet anything and the boats were virtually not moving. When I painted this piece I felt the need to take some liberties … Read More
The Vancouver Rowing Club is located in Stanley Park on the edge of Coal Harbour. The Rowing Club came into being in 1899 as an amalgamation of the Vancouver Boating Club and the Burrard Inlet Rowing Club. The Clubhouse was completed in 1911 and today it is designated with heritage status. … Read More
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