Halfway Home, Oil, 30″ x 30″
Elizabeth’s personal art history extends back decades. Art as a path, a language, and a personal frontier has been present from the time of her childhood. She earned her BFA from The College for Creative Studies, where she later taught. Her paintings find their power in discovering the extraordinary in everyday life. Elizabeth’s work has received a strong reception in the art world, collecting numerous awards as well as media coverage. Her work resides in numerous collections throughout the country.
As a child, picture books were my conduit to other worlds. Nature was another. I believe, imagination is the child’s muse and primary architect. As an artist, departing from the literal and exploring nuance and mood finds its ties within the same kind of connection to wonder and fascination. The artist Paul Klee said, “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, through light and shadow, color and design, and quiet contemplation are touch points in my process. It’s a good life full of profound intimacy and an untamed sense of curiosity.
Master-Signature Member American Women Artists; Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and the Society of Animal Artists
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ