“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.
I loved the small buds and flowers that bounced their heads in the light breezes. One of the gardeners told me this plant is called Tithonia or more commonly known as Mexican Sunflower. I painted this piece at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens.
This painting was painted at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. This network of branches is made of by Rhododendrons and a Magnolia Tree.
The glowing colour of the setting sun shines through the distant trees at the end of the big crescent beach. It is a mesmerizing sight that is quintessential Cox Bay.
Lovely Ruckle Park is a Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island. Many of the park trails follow the coastline and one side the park borders an historic sheep farm, founded by the Ruckle Family. This piece is a view of Bear Point, painted plein air, over looking Swanson Channel.
Long Beach is the longest beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island and enjoyed by so many people. At the end of the day it is a place watch the sun dip into the ocean and feel a connection to the universe.
It the little community of Vesuvius is a lovely beach and the ferry terminal, where the ferry runs back and forth to Crofton on Vancouver Island. Vesuvius is about a 15 minute drive northwest of Ganges and a lovely place to watch the sunset. Painted plein air as the ferry came and went many times. … Read More
Lund is a small community and the most northern community on the sunshine coast. Also known as the entrance to Desolation Sound it is located on the north end of the Salish Sea. One of the landmarks here is the Lund hotel, established in 1905. Across form the hotel is a boardwalk that leads … Read More
The short walk to Brady’s Beach is well worth the short walk over the peninsula to see the majestic sea stacks standing strong. It is a very impressive beach for sure.
The ever changing light finally touched the crest of the hill and filtered through the trees, casting playful shadows. Painted plein air in the Paint on the Mountain competition, sponsored by British Pacific Properties. In the shade of a beautiful day on the lower levels of Cypress Bowl Mountain.
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