Elizabeth Nast

Elizabeth was born in London, studied first in Art and Design at York to a Bachelors degree and then trained in Leeds as a product designer to Masters level, however soon after graduation realised that her real passion lay in Fine Art.

She loves to paint the urban environment, with a special interest in the psychogeography of cities, how the past can influence or be reflected in the present atmosphere of a space and place. Elizabeth works in mediums of Soft Pastel, Acrylic and Watercolour, to create realistic depictions of the ordinary in life. By portraying the everyday scenes on the streets of towns and cities, Elizabeth wishes to convey how the everyday can be interesting and make the viewer stop, even if it’s just of a minute to appreciate how the ordinary in life can be eye catching and sometimes even humorous.

Exhibits regularly in the annual shows of The Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Watercolour Society and has frequently been included in Trinity Buoy Drawing Prize and the Royal Academy Summer Show.

She was awarded the third prize at the RBSA Prize exhibition in 2022, the Jacksons Art Prize at the Pastel Society in 2017, The June Stokes Roberts Bursary at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 2010 and 2009, as well as the Winsor and Newton Young Artist Prize in 2008.

Elizabeth is also a member of the Society of Women Artists and an associate member of The Society of Graphic Fine Artists.

Painting of a donut stall


Painting of a burnt caravan

Home Sweet Home

Painting of the outside of a run down pub

The Old Rose

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