Artist elizabeth peck

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I have always been interested in Art.  I started my art education with classes and workshops taught by local artists such as  Sean Beavers, Michael Chesley Johnson and Stan Moeller. Eventually, I earned my Certificate in Fine Art from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Today, I continue my educational journey by taking a little bit of something from many, different, well known artists, including David Leffel, Jeffrey Watts, Rose Frantzen, Robert Liberace, and Michelle Dunaway. (See my Links page for a list of the people who have shown me the way.)  I am also active in two sketch groups.
I am privileged to be able to paint full time, and now have studios in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
My painting experience centers mostly in New England. However, I also travel extensively to paint in the American Southwest, Alaska, France, Netherlands, Norway, and Italy.
I paint mostly in oil and pastel, but I have been experimenting with gouache and even encaustics.
I like to paint portraits (from life), trying to convey the character, personality and spirit of the subject. I paint landscapes (mostly en plein air), trying to capture not only the light and color, but also the mood and energy of the scene. With my still lifes I try to evoke emotion in the viewer.
My goal is to connect, somehow, with my audience, that they might see what I see, and feel what I feel.
I am attracted to subjects that remind me of where I came from, striving to share what I have seen and experienced. I take inspiration from great artists like Fechin, Velasquez, Sargent, Sorolla, and Hibbard.
I am a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, the New Hampshire Art Association, and the North Shore Arts Association.  I am a member of the Newburyport Art Association, the Andover Guild, and [...]

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