The MagpieElizabeth Garat
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
One clear winter day in Taos, New Mexico, I had an encounter with this magpie perched on a branch outside an adobe house. It was one of those unexpected moments. I painted this to remember the morning.
Growing up in California and Colorado, Elizabeth spent much of her formative years outdoors. “Exposure to nature early on planted the seed of landscape painting in me,” she says. She enjoyed spending time on her grandfather’s sunny sheep ranch and going to the beach with her grandmother. Her grandmother also would bring her to art galleries in Laguna Beach, where she was first introduced to California Impressionism. Today, Elizabeth lives in Tennessee and enjoys painting both outdoors and in her studio, a detached garage at her home. She has a keen interest in working with color and capturing the effects of light.