“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.
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!!
Last week I painted at Locarno Beach and I made a start on this painting. It was a windy day and not very warm but I managed to get in all the detail I needed before I packed up and headed for home where I finished it up.
I fun little sketch of a painting began as an excursion to Chilliwack, last week, to see the colourful Tulip fields. This particular view is looking across the pink and blue hyacinth blooms, across the white and yellow daffodils and across the red tulips. Beyond the beautiful colourful stripes of flowers the Chilliwack farm buildings … Read More
This couple were enjoying an early morning walk on the beach! The colours in the water were fun to paint!
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