8 Fox Hill Dr.
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
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Artists Open Studio Dates
November 24, 25, 26 & December 2, 3
Elizabeth Rhoades is an award winning and highly recognized Connecticut artist whose pastel paintings are characterized by their vibrant color and sensitivity to the natural forms and light in the landscape. Her work depicts a knowledge and passion for the spiritual qualities of the landscape. She seeks to express her connection to, and love for, the raw beauty of our earth. She paints mostly in the plein-air tradition, and in her studio in inclement weather from her value studies and reference photos that she has taken on location. Her prior mastery of watercolor painting has provided her with an intuitive knowledge of color and value, allowing her to render her motif in pastels with an impressionistic touch while quite representational. Paintings of unblemished countryside and farmland, formal gardens, and reflections on water are among her favorite subjects. Her portrayal of momentary passages of sunlight and shadow allow the viewer to experience the simple beauty of common places that would otherwise be easily overlooked. Elizabeth is an Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, NY, an Elected Artist and Past President of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, and Elected Artist in the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Rockport Arts Association and Museum, North Shore arts Association, the Lyme Art Association, Academic Artists, the American Artists Professional League, and has been juried into a multitude of highly competitive national exhibitions as well as plein air painting competitions. Elizabeth offers classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and does work on commission. Please visit her website for further information.