Size: 11"W x 30"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
I've spent a great deal of my life working around horses, and I paint them often. I used to paint pretty realistically, but as time goes by my paintings become more whimsical. They are inspired by cave art and pictographs as well as Chinese watercolor paintings. A patron commissioned me one time to paint a "blue roan" horse (which is a real color of horses, sort of grey and white), and I got carried away with the blue...here painted in turquoise. I called the painting "What Did you Say?" when I finished it, as I imagined the horses talking to each other, but I invite the new owner to retitle it.
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.