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local artists on vancouver island

Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen

A lifetime of dabbling in the arts became a passion once Elizabeth discovered acrylic on canvas. She had tried watercolour, pastel, stained glass and sculpture, but nothing inspired her the way canvas did the first time she touched it with a brush loaded with pigment. Being water-based, acrylics can be diluted to imitate watercolour or applied thickly with brush or palette knife as in oil painting. Elizabeth’s work involves a little of each depending on the effects she is working to achieve. She often uses matte medium to thin the paint and extend the colour but also incorporates heavy bodied pigments and mediums into her work to create texture.

Inspired by artists as diverse as Turner and Rothko, Elizabeth lives and paints in Victoria, BC where the beauty of nature is a constant source of inspiration. Her work can be found in international collections.

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