Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
I'm a Texas artist - what can I say? Gotta paint some longhorns. I live in a small Texas town. On a couple of different streets you can drive along and see house, house, house, field of longhorns, house, house, field of horses, house. Yes, really, right in town. I actually live one block off Main Street and keep 13 chickens in the backyard. Most people keep a chicken or two, if not a longhorn. I dug up the front yard for garden space. And old possum will hiss at me over the cat food I left on the front porch. I laugh, but I love it. These longhorns come from my imagination of the wild ones that used to roam around this part of Texas, but for models, they're just down the block.
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.