The PalaceElizabeth Rickert
Oil painting on Masonite board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
12 " h x 16 " w x 1 " d |1 lbs. 10 oz.
Part of Elizabeth's ongoing series of warm, inviting and gently illuminated birds' nests. Elizabeth says this nest was loaded with oat-like weeds, which draped gracefully off to the side. "Other nests have shredded bark or sticks that add to the interest of the painting," she explains. "I have incorporate these textures into my paintings using tools such as dish scrubbers, dentist tools, and rope, as well as my fingertips."
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.