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Artist Elizabeth B. Tucker


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The Artist Says:



While in Yosemite one year, a teacher asked us what we wanted to capture in the images we were creating. There were various answers, but for me a work should capture the essence of what is before our eyes. My belief in this has not wavered over time. I view my job as an artist to capture more of what is NOT said, than what is said. What is the true nature of the individual or object? Is it his or her impishness, compassion, sense of humor, grace, haughtiness, innocence? If it is an object, what is the story that object tells? Even a brass pot usually has had something cooked in it. How was the object handled? Roughly, carefully?
I also believe that a painting or drawing should be beautiful. Renoir said, “...a painting must be an agreeable, joyful, pretty thing...” For me, a true work of art will continually prove its beauty by bringing joy to the viewer.
Finally, I like serenity which is why I am most comfortable working with a limited palette of colors. There is greater harmony in the whole which allows me to tell “the story" without a lot of visual noise.




Collectors Say:



"Elizabeth's paintings have a central meditative serenity to them. A stillness  which allows her beautiful colors and details to shine through"

"Lizz Tucker's art soothes and calms the soul.  With the use of warm colors, subtle lighting and a penchant for transforming common subjects into uncommon topics of conversation, Lizz's art brings you in to her world of quiet elegance"




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Biography


Philosophy
While in Yosemite one year, a teacher asked us what we wanted to capture in the images we were creating. There were various answers, but for me a work should capture the essence of what is before our eyes. My belief in this has not wavered over time. I view my job as an artist to capture more of what is NOT said, than what is said. What is the true nature of the individual or object? Is it his or her impishness, compassion, sense of humor, grace, haughtiness, innocence? If it is an object, what is the story that object tells? Even a brass pot usually has had something cooked in it. How was the object handled? Roughly, carefully?
 
A Little Bit of Background
Originally from upstate New York, I moved to Southern California in my early 20’s.  While I've always worked with my hands in the needle arts, it was my husband who encouraged me to begin drawing and painting when he gave me an easel as a gift. Knowing I wanted to pursue a classical tradition I sought out teachers who would help me develop my skills in still life and portrait work.
 
I am a juried member of Women Painters West and the current president of the Angeles Crest Art Guild.  I am also a certified instructor in the Michael Wilcox School of Colour. I'm happy to say that I've won several awards for my paintings and my work has appeared in over 75 TV and Commercials.  Currently, I teach workshops and classes online via Udemy, by Zoom, and in person, for small groups and private lessons. Feel free to call me to set up workshops or a private class.
 
You are welcome to contact me at 818.517.2406  or by email at [email protected]
 
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