Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth is a professional artist now based in North Oxfordshire. Originally trained in graphic design and illustration, she then turned to painting and has, for many years, produced works in pastel, or at times gouache. Although water is frequently her source of inspiration, her paintings cover such diverse subjects as landscape, marine, industrial and still life. Using a strong composition and carefully controlled tone and colour, she aims to capture something of the timeless quality of her subject matter and show the beauty to be found in the seemingly ordinary. Her preferred method of working is in her studio, where she can chose from a wide range of pastels, paints and papers. Most paintings are composed from reference material gathered on location, although still life subjects are set up in the studio, where careful attention can be paid to the lighting and background. (Image: Winter Trees 52 x 27.5 cm, pastel.)