Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Spread by Elizabeth Rickert | $2,300 | oil painting | 20' h x 48' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Spread

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Oil painting on Stretched canvas

Painting wraps around edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front


20 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 12 oz.




Elizabeth developed this series while at an artist colony in California. The work is based on the flax plant (Phormium), which Elizabeth says she has only found growing in California. "This is a close up view, which I feel successfully bridges the gap between abstraction and realism," she says. This painting required a detailed pencil layout before any oil was added. Elizabeth uses her own photographs for this series, however she explains that a frond from one photo and a frond from another may make it into the same painting. "20 photos might be used for one painting."

Elizabeth Rickert

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.

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Elizabeth Rickert 4/29/2020 | 11:21 AM

I am excited to be an artist with UGallery. I have been painting for almost 50 years and have developed several different series, many of which are displayed here. I hope you enjoy looking. Elizabeth


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