am fascinated by shapes, lines – thick vs. thin, light vs. dark -
and creative use of negative space in my work. In particular, I love
circles and bold, thick, super-dark lines that ooze energy and
like to work with contrast – that push and pull of quiet vs.
movement and energy in a piece – and you’ll often see that I work
frequently in black and white with subtle shades of tan, cream, and
gray to soften the palette. Laying down that first instinctual mark
or making the first cut of a silhouette brings excitement and fear at
the same moment, but teaches me to slow down, enjoy the experience of
creating, and to discover beauty in the small details – some
planned, some unplanned.
work in several mediums and focus on freehand cut silhouettes,
abstract expressionist paintings, watercolor illustrations, and mixed
Elizabeth is a native of
Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a graduate of Presbyterian College
in Clinton, South Carolina, with a degree in History and Art
Administration. She has been creating her entire life and pursuing
her creative pursuits professionally for several years now.
Elizabeth is a Juried Member of the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg,
and a member of the Guild of American Papercutters, the Society of
Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and the Spartanburg
Downtown Association. In the Winter of 2017, she was a Guest
Artist at the SC Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel
Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she cut pineapple silhouettes
is inspired by artists such as Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Pablo
Picasso, Henri Matisse, Perle Fine, and silhouette artist, Carew
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