A Soft CushionElizabeth Rickert
Oil painting on Masonite board
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
6 " h x 8 " w x 1.5 " d |0 lbs. 15 oz.
Part of Elizabeth's ongoing series of warm, inviting and gently illuminated birds' nests. Elizabeth's friends and neighbors give her birds' nests from which she paints directly. She creates the nest by covering the surface with oil paint and then wiping off the image she wishes to create. Aside from using her fingers, she utilizes a variety of tools, including dentist tools, forks, scouring pads and sticks. After this work is dry, she goes back to paint the eggs, leaves, flowers and other details.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Growing up along the picturesque marshes of Maryland's Eastern Shore, artist Elizabeth Rickert developed a lifelong interest in capturing the harmony and beauty in nature. She seeks out new subject matter with travel, developing different working methods for each new series. Her ethereal birds' nests are painted from life while her glowing flax plant paintings come together from lots of reference photographs and detailed drawings. Elizabeth started her art career as a sculptor, which deeply influences the way she approaches forms and the effects of light. "Every subject in my paintings has a dimensional aspect," explains Elizabeth, "each containing a depth which you can just crawl into and get lost." In her free time, Elizabeth finds peace and inspiration in both nature and cooking. Her artwork has been showcased in The Boston Globe and American Art Collector magazines. Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Towson University in Maryland.