Size: 10"W x 14"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
A bear with a turtle shield - it was actually inspired by a baby turtle my daughter found wandering the wrong way (away from water) into her garage. She adopted him and he lives in a spacious aquarium with some fish. The painting comes from my Native American inspirations and heritage. The painting is watercolor on watercolor paper, but I have varnished it so that it does not need to be framed under glass. It is mounted on foam core and very light weight. Feathers, beads and leather thongs complete the presentation and give it a way to be hung.
Elizabeth Sullivan has been drawing and painting since childhood. She grew up around horses, and worked on an Arabian horse ranch in Texas. Horses are a main subject of Elizabeth’s art and have always been a part of her life. “I like to paint graceful and powerful motion,” she says, “and horses provide a beautiful subject. The nature of watercolors is water and water flows. It is a perfect medium to paint flowing motion. I paint in layers using transparent colors to increase vibrancy of color.” Birds, fish and other wildlife also appear in her art, as well as people and parts of their lives. She started doing art shows in 2001, and plans to continue, as well as produce works for galleries. Her unique and original style caught the eye of several manufacturers and has now been licensed to companies who have produced area rugs, posters, coasters and greeting cards with her art. Her murals, on barns in Texas and Missouri, have been published in books. Several galleries carry her work.