Size: 36"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas. I wanted a modern feel but colors versatile enough to suit any room. The color scheme is a subdued play on Mardi Gras colors purple (plum-wine), green (olive), and gold. The tissue paper came in a box from a local New Orleans jewelry store and gave me the inspiration to make the gold leaf drip down like honey. Specially finished sealer applied for added protection.
As a teenager, Elizabeth taught herself how to work with acrylics. From there she took studio classes in college and pursued a degree in Art History, during which time she became enamored with early 20th century and High Modern art. “I love how art reflects its own era perfectly—the culture, technology, society. My favorite being early 20th century and modern art ideas and theories, yet I find it difficult to blend those styles and colors with my personal decorating style. I hope the art world forgive however blasphemous this might sound, but my goal is to utilize the techniques from these eras with colors that are more suited for home décor in hopes of merging high modern and with the current mainstream“ Elizabeth is currently painting abstracts, and a series of paintings based on trees. She is also working on infusing what she calls, "a little bit of New Orleans" in to her more recent paintings. “No, I wasn’t born there, nor have I spent the majority of my life there. It is where we started our family and to me, it’s home.”