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, Artistree Community Art Center, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Post Road Art Center, Southern Vermont Art Center and Vermont Art Council. Currently, she is actively exhibiting at Artistree Community Arts Center, AVA Gallery, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Collective-the art of craft, Cambridge Art Association, and various locations throughout New England. Frequently winning awards in Abstract and Landscape art since 2014. Elizabeth is a commissioned artist. Currently teaching contemporary painting classes at Artistree Community Art Center.  Hired to perform painting demonstrations for local art associations such as AVA Gallery.

 

Elizabeth Ricketson works and resides in South Pomfret, VT with her husband Jon and her dog Cub. To inquire about Elizabeth’s work, commissions and pricing please email Elizabeth at 

elizabethricketson.art@gmail.com.  Please find a selection of her work and images on her Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_ricketson/

 

Awards and Exhibits:

 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

 

2018:

Artistree: Local Color: “Cool Blue Structures”

Cambridge Art Association: “Magical Trail”

Edgewater Gallery / Stowe: Connections: “Emily’s Ballet Class”

Post Road Art Center: Landscape / Seascape / 3rd place

Zulu Gallery: Annual Juried Show : “Simply White”

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

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

 

2019:

Artistree: MUD 2019, Local Color 2019, Daily Artist

AVA 

Boston Athletic Association, Boston, MA: “Women Who Inspire” Boston Athletic Association permanent art collection.

General Public Art accepted artist: Portia de Rossi CEO / Co-Founder

Mark D. Knott, DDS, PLC

VM Ware: Cambridge, MA

Wesport River Gallery, Westport, CT

 

2020:

Artistree: MUD 2020, Local Color 2020, Daily Artist

Mark D. Knott, DDS, PLC

 

2021:

Bryan Memorial Gallery: Gems and Giants 2021 “Run Wild Run Free” juried “Giant”

Cambridge Art Association: Bodies

Artistree: MUD 2021, Daily Artist, Flower Exhibit

Collective-the art of craft exhibit

Mark D. Knott, DDS, PLC exhibit