Size: 8"W x 12"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
I used to paint more realistically, but what I want to express is that graceful and powerful action of large animals. So every year my paintings get a little more whimsical. Sun Horses II is inspired by cave paintings and the type of oriental art executed in a manner that pulls out the essence of the subject. This is partly my interpretation of my own horses, and partly my dream.
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.