“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.
Having left from Port Alberni by boat, I spotted this little islet in Barkley Sound. I was on my way to the Broken Group Islands for a kayaking trip.
White Islet is located in Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver. At low tide the islet is accessible by foot, however at high tide it is surrounded by the ocean. This piece was painted plein air and finished up in the studio
Rebecca Spit is a Provincial Marine Park on the east side of Quadra Island. It is a beautiful 2 km. narrow spit of land that has beaches on both sides.
Long Beach is a beautiful vast beach is located in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This piece was painted from a sketch I did when I was sitting on the beach.
In Chilliwack there is a breath taking beautiful lavender field that was speaking to me. Waves and rows of pink, purple and blue were so fun to paint. The scent of lavender is calming and lifts your spirits.
As the light in Deep Cove leaves early and casts the cove into shadow, the landforms across the inlet bask in the warm light and offer a wonderful backdrop to the landforms of the Cove. Deep Cove is a wonderfully safe haven for boats.
I painted this one plein air from Kitsilano Park looking north towards the North Shore. It is a very typical Vancouver view of the freighters set against the mountains.
We followed South Bamfield Road as far as the car could go and then hiked a logging road to the trail head that lead us through the forest out to the coast. This piece was painted plein air looking southward at the beach at the end of the trail in Bamfield, on the west coast … Read More
This one was painted plein air on a lovely day with my feet in the sand at Spanish Banks. The sail boats in the distance were a lovely white focal point set against the dark backdrop of Bowen Island, Passage Island and the North Shore.
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