“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 wonderful little King Charles Spaniel whose owner is a good friend of mine. A delight to paint!
A favourite beach of mine. As very small creek meanders across the beach on its way to the ocean and kids can often be seen having a fun time changing the creek’s course. This painting looks west, capturing the last light of the day.
In West Bamfield is a special beach called Brady’s Beach. It is named after Percy Brady who was a Coast Guard coxswain in the 1920’s. Percy and his wife Maud were long time residents who homesteaded near the beach. I was fortunate to have visited Brady’s Beach and sketched and took photos of the beautiful … Read More
On the Wild Pacific Trail, in Ucluelet, is Amphitrite Point where a view of the Broken Group of Islands can be seen. The foreground tree is a beautifully shaped and somewhat typically stunted coniferous tree. I walked the trail this year, did some sketches and took lots of photos. This painting is one of those … Read More
At the end of the day an isolated West Coast a sea stack sits quietly bathed in the evening light.
I was fortunate to be on the Francis Barkley passenger ferry when this tiny little islet caught my attention. I had to paint it!
A west coast island sits on an expansive beach landscape. The islet catches light as the sun is sinking towards the western horizon. The active wave pattern of the green ocean leads to the striking colours of the island habitat and then beyond to the distant trees.
The sky on the west coast is as large as the beaches! This sky was filled by a particular cloud the had so much dimension and subtle colour to it that it inspired me to do a painting! This piece was juried into the FCA’s Scenes of Western Canada exhibition.
Definitely a blast from the past because I actually used to own an orange 1973 Superbeetle, for 13 years. I still feel it was the best car I ever owned, it motored through snow like no other! Another fun one to paint!!
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