Wind EffectElizabeth Rickert
Oil painting on Masonite board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
9 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
Part of Elizabeth's ongoing series of warm, inviting and gently illuminated birds' nests. "The nests I enjoy painting the most are imperfect," she explains. "This nest, which was given to me, was extremely windblown. This changed the shapes and made an interesting rearrangement of elements."
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.