“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.
Located on Gabriola Island, near the ferry terminal, this peaceful estuary caught my eye with the colours of the water. This piece was on display at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.
I was fortunate to cross the Strait of Georgia and capture photos of the tiny Flat Top Islands which are located just off Gabriola Island.
I caught another of the cutest spirits in graphite on a cradled panel. So fun!!
With the stunning quiet light stretching across the water right towards me and I sketched this stunning sunset when I was in Newfoundland last year. The highlights on the dark rocks framed the scene beautifully!! From my sketch and a photo, I painted the piece when I got home.
I was invited to “Paint on the Mountain” 2020 at Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, hosted by British Pacific Properties. It was a plein air competition with 12 artists participating. We each selected our own spot, set up our easels and got our paint brushes moving!! Meeting the other amazing plein air artists was terrific!! … Read More
This piece was painted plein air, in the “Paint on the Mountain” 2020 invitational competition. So fun to participate and meet other plein air artists!! There is a small stream, named Godman Creek, that meanders through the designated painting area with a small pool that opened up revealing nice reflections.
I was painting outdoors at the beach and the seagulls became very interested in what I was doing. As the seagulls will not pose for any length of time, I began taking a few photos of the gulls and caught this one who looked at me out of one eye!!
The little sea stacks must have their own build in wisdom that allows them to host a whole ecosystem in such a small space. Their beauty never fails to impress me and always fun to paint. This painting was juried into the Federation Gallery for the Vancouver Salon 2020 exhibition.
Jug Island is the cutest little island. It is located in Indian Arm and sits just offshore, outside of Bedwell Bay. It can also be reached from hiking in along a trail in Belcarra Park. The water was exceptionally calm and the reflections of the island in the water were so perfectly formed. I was … Read More
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