elizabeth edgerton

I am currently working in three areas: acrylic paintings, watercolors done with a sumi brush, and textile designs. My work is abstract: both impressionistic and expressionistic. I mainly paint flowers, landscapes and seascapes, with tropical colors.

I like the idea that everyone should be able to buy art, so I have some work that is very affordable.

In my acrylics, I am mainly interested in creating mood through color: creating effects through contrasts and juxtapositions, until the colors sing together. My colors are clear, bright and happy. I paint with my hands.

My intention is for my paintings to add something positive to the space they occupy through the layering of colors in a manner similar to Monet.

I am searching for something spiritual primal, essential: a wave washing over you as you swim, the vastness and peace at the top of a mountain, floating in the sea, something to bring peace to the heart. An experience for the viewer to participate in, paintings that envelop and draw you into the feeling of diving in the water, the joy of swirling in a dance, the exhilaration of climbing a mountain, the calm of the rainforest.

I also play with the visual effect of very long paintings some are vertical, some horizontal.

In my Sumi brush paintings I am most interested in capturing a moment through gestures: the wind, a mountain, a river, and the flowing energy of a dance, as I explore the possibilities of the Sumi Brush. Explorations of my inner emotional, spiritual, and physical landscapes, finding centering and transformation.

In my textile designs, I love using tropical leaves to print on fabric. My personal style uses the interplay of negative and positive prints combined with various shibori techniques to get the impression of the layering of light and shapes in the rainforest or a lush garden.

I use non-toxic paints and all natural fabrics and when I can find it, organic fabric. The colors coordinate with my acrylic paintings and works on paper.

I do commissions for my textile designs.