Artist Talks

Contemporary Art: Freedom and Exploration of Style, Shape, and Color
Artist Elizabeth Ricketson
Media: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, and Charcoal

May 18
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Barn Loft Gallery

$5 donation at the door appreciated
Free for students with ID

A graduate of Providence College with a BA in English, Elizabeth Ricketson has always had a love of literature and the fine arts. In the 1990s, she studied figure drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design spending years dedicated to understanding human form, movement, and anatomy.

Painting and the exploration of color have become her passion in recent years. Exploring abstract expressionism has opened up a whole new way for Elizabeth to develop her paintings and approach to all of her work. Marrying her abstract style with representational themes while describing the usual with unusual color choices has become the definition of her work.  She frequently begins each piece with an acrylic wash, manipulating the color and direction which results in the final expression of her under painting. She employs everything from a paper towel to her hands to optimize the final depth of color and subject. Elizabeth works primarily in acrylic and oil.

Elizabeth is a member of the Cambridge Art Association, Danforth Art Museum, the Post Road Art Center, Newburyport Art Association and the Vermont Art Council. She is actively exhibiting at the Post Road Art Center and frequently wins in Abstract and Landscape. She is also exhibiting in Cambridge, MA; Norfolk, MA; Newburyport, MA; Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA; and Vermont. She accepts commissioned art and also has been hired to perform abstract demonstrations for local art associations. 

Exhibition Name
Freedom and Exploration of Style, Shape, and Color
May 18 – June 14, 2017
HCA Gallery

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