Elizabeth Ricketson

 

Media: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, and Charcoal

 

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.

 

Awards:

 

2014:

 

Post Road Art Landscape Show: “Burning Desert” 2nd Place

 

2015:

 

Post Road Art Belief’s Exhibit: “Influences that Shape Us” 3rd Place

Post Road Art Inspiration Show: “Inspired by Color” 1st Place

Post Road Art Landscape Show: “Michigan Morning Training Run” 1st Place

 

2016:

 

Post Road Art Abstract Show: “The Man in the Purple Suit” 3rd Place

Post Road Art Hidden Show: "Where's What?" 2nd Place

2017:

Post Road Art Center: Solo exhibit titled "Energy"

Post Road Art Center Open Show: "Kramer's Truck" 1st Place

Hopkinton Center for the Arts and Creative Circles: Solo Exhibit

Hopkinton Center for the Arts: Arts in Bloom: "Orange Blossoms" 2nd Place

Art League of Rhode Island: Boats, Surf and Beaches

Cape Cod Art Association: All Cape Cod Exhibit

Zullo Gallery: 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Artistree Community Arts Center: Local Color

Bittersweet Co: Solo Exhibit

Billings Farm and Museum, VT: "Stratton the Steer"

 

Associations: Exhibiting in Cambridge, MA; Marlboro, MA; Medfield, MA; Norfolk, MA; Providence, RI and Woodstock, VT

 

 

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