Elizabeth Smith’s work focuses on color with bold strong color areas that are then overlapped with contrasting color overlays, textures and patterns. The use of tiny brushes at the end to add miniscule details is meant to draw the viewer in to see other little surprises throughout the work. The variety of color, shape, texture and line make each piece reflect a sense of fantasy and geometry at the same time. Smith holds a degree in Education from Ball State University with an Art Teaching Minor, as well as an MA in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Painting. She studied primarily with well-known Chicago artists/writers Joshua Kind, Gordon Dorn and Jack Olson. She taught for 29 years, returning to painting in 2010 after moving to Indianapolis.
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