A Walk on the BeachElizabeth is an intuitive painter who begins each canvas with no preconceived idea of what the subject matter will be. Paint is applied, layering and blending colours on the canvas until an idea begins to emerge. When the subject of the piece becomes evident, some areas are eliminated, and others are enhanced to strengthen the idea behind the painting.

Aiming for a strong sense of light in her work, Elizabeth contrasts darker foreground tones with a softer background and utilizes lost and found edges to merge the two.

Inspired by life on the west coast, big sky, sand, surf, beach, rocky outcrops, forest, and distant islands are dominant themes in Elizabeth’s work, each piece evoking a sense of place and time that viewers can name for themselves.