Elizabeth Elkin
Oakville, Canada

Elizabeth Elkin’s paintings express a love and romanticism for travel. Her impressionist cityscapes have an optimistic and fantastical quality. Whether she is painting New York, or a small village in Europe, the scenes are equally idealistic, as if seen through the lens of a fairytale. The many layers of paint glow through each other, and create an atmospheric sense of light and space. Her work allows the viewer to see the city, or town, as it should be experienced, on its most perfect day, when there is nowhere else you would rather be.

Artist and Customer Comments

Elizabeth Elkin 4/22/2016 | 7:29 PM

I'm so thrilled to hear when people enjoy my paintings! Thank you so much for your comments! More works are on the way.

K Nielsen 4/18/2016 | 12:06 AM

I am a great fan of impressionism. The bold, vibrant colors in which you paint reveal the life and excitement that so many people miss as they walk past beautiful cities and structures. Your artwork allows me time to reflect and recognize how beautiful the world can be if we take it as the true miracle it is. I am exited to see more of your work as it comes out.

Bruges Street View

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

24" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 4 oz.


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My paintings depict the fairytale medieval town of Bruges. When I was walking on these streets, I felt that I had gone back in time.

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Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

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