“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 young boy who is the happiest and the cutest for sure. He has the very best sticky up hair ever!! I have put the sketches in the painting/still life category because at this time I did not expect to need a portrait category or a sketch category. I sketch all the time … Read More
I started with a sketch intending to do a painting, but very quickly the sketch took on a life of its own and captured a rare glimpse of a little girl who rarely sits still. Haha! So I put a fixative and a sealer on the sketch and called it done.
A very windy day and the ocean was moving and crashing around creating many shades of white near the shore. Turbulent Water for turbulent times.
On a boat and on our way back from Indian Arm the sun was setting behind the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and the train bridge. The colours streaking across the sky caught my attention.
The sun setting in the west catches on the buildings at the University of British Columbia. Painted from a beach in West Vancouver.
A lovely anchorage located just off Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands. I have not been to Silva Bay in a long time, so I painted from a photo and took some liberties with the sky.
I painted this tiny fairy to mail to my little grandaughter while we are in social distancing mode (covid-19). The little thumb sized fairy with her magic wand flies about bringing happiness and granting wishes. Fairies love fairy gardens and search them out. Although it is very rare to see a fairy but … Read More
The ocean is caught on a very windy day. The seawater moved exuding sensations of confusion, anxiety and anger. The ocean also has days when it is completely calm and reflective, emanating peace, joy and love. Everyday the ocean is different. Perhaps it is obvious but I feel very connected to the ocean. Here … Read More
The focus is the white bridge that crosses the river. For me everything naturally came together in this view, dark against light and the lead in to the bridge is the reflected clouds with their perfectly placed reflectatory lines of the clouds in the river. This sketch was painted from a photo I took when … Read More
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