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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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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    I have been a professional artist for 50 years and see my life through that lens. Travel has always been important for my art. I saw a flight of butterflies in Georgia, flax plants in California, marshes in Massachusetts and then in Mexico, I met the Three Sisters... corn, beans, and squash, the combination which has nourished people for thousands of years. I never painted a fish until I encountered one in a koi pond. I have painted flowers in all stages of their lives. All of these experiences evolved into series of paintings. I have been fortunate to find museums, galleries, artist residencies, and collectors who have supported my work. Stylistically I love going into deep, dark places as much as I love being bathed in white light. I find great sensual power in both. I started as a sculptor and worked in ceramics, followed by pastels, and now oils. Even now as a painter, I approach nature with a sculptor's eye- seeing the way shapes and forms and light and darkness interact. I am in awe of nature, and express my love with a brush, canvas, eye and heart.

    Artist Background

    Towson University
    Bachelor of Arts, 1968

    Towson University

    Bachelor of Arts, 1968

    Hear What Collectors Say About Elizabeth's Work

    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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