Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Liz's Studio approaching deadline 12/22/11
Have a very Merry Christmas from my studio to yours! Thanks for all the comments and support!
I will be celebrating with family and friends in Ohio. Have a Happy Holiday!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Selection-Ky Anderson

Ky Anderson "Black Eye"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Ky Anderson creates stunning works on paper. They draw you in with  beautiful translucent layers and subtleties.  The use of line and washes of color is quite special.  I love works on paper and Ky has a large selection to check out here. Ky is represented by Dolphin Gallery and Kathryn Markel Fine Art. Ky also shares her art collection which is fun to view.
Happy Sunday looking~

Ky Anderson "Halo"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Ky Anderson "Small Blue"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Ky Anderson"Low Looking"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Ky Anderson "Disassembled"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Ky Anderson "Hole"
Acrylic and ink on paper

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Fire

E Sheppell "This Fire" 2011 16x16 acrylic on panel
I am working away to finish up pieces for my upcoming show. This is a new one. The pieces are coming together, just feel that pressure to add a few more. I always complete more than I need but I like having the option to eliminate and make the show flow once the paintings are there. I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing! happy painting weekend!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cecil Touchon @ Emily Amy Gallery

I went to see the Cecil Touchon show at Emily Amy Gallery this week.  The show is titled "New Works & Old Favorites". It is a mix of collages on paper, panel, and canvas. From the gallery website: Touchon views collage as directly reflective of his personal experience. He states, “This fleeting quality of papers and messages and the images they contain seems a fitting material for the contemplation of our temporal condition- of our brief sojourn in this world".
The show runs until December 3rd. The gallery has a beautiful space- check it out!

Sunday Southern

These days I spend my time at my day job and the rest in my studio. I won't even pretend that I use the kitchen's basically a room I pass through to get to where I need to go. My husband Zak is the one who creates in that room. I am fortunate he loves to cook and likes to make something different to surprise me. This morning he made  jalapeno-chorizo grits with egg and cilantro. A twist on a southern staple.  Yummy!
Jalapeno-Chorizo Grits Zak Style

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Working on more FaT

Elizabeth Sheppell "The Fat Series No.6" mixed media on panel 2011
This is continuing on the Fat Series...working away towards my show in January. My posting has been a bit sporadic these days. Lots to do and too much going on as usual. This is a quick shot-excuse the shadows.
Hope to post more frequently....thanks for reading and checking in!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Selection-Gwyneth Leech

Hyerpgraphia from the very point of the Prow.
The installation is changing and growing 
a new cup drawings five days a week.

 Gwyneth Leech is creating a stir at the Flatiron Prow Art Space.  The show "Hypergraphia" runs 24 hrs a day until Dec 31st. It is located at the Flatiron at 23rd St where Broadway and 5th Ave cross. Check out Gwyneth's blog to see more and watch her journey adding to this installation. Gwyneth  is there 5 days a week working in the space the duration of the show-talk about dedication and hard work! For more information about acquiring her cups go to I think they are visually fascinating.

Gweyneth Leech Sea Scapes

Gwyneth Leech installation view

Set of Cityscape Cups
by Gwyneth Leech
India Ink on upcycled paper coffee cups

Cup of the Day #89
Cosmological Cup by Gwyneth Leech
Colored India Ink on upcycled white paper coffee cup
Cups of the Day #90 by Gwyneth Leech.
Recent cups in the Flatiron window.
India ink on upcycled white paper cups.
View of Flatiron

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Selection-Terri Dilling

Terri Dilling "WARM LITTLE POND 1"
screenprint and mixed media on panel, 22" x 22"

Terri Dilling
screenprint and mixed media on panel, 36" x 48"

mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12"

Terru Dilling "BURGEONING 11"
mixed media on paper, 40"x30"

Terri Dilling "DARK PENDANT 2"
screenprint and mixed media on panel, 29.5" x 22"

 Terri Dilling uses painting and printmaking techniques that achieve such rich beautiful surfaces and hues.  From Terri's website she explains that her work is a mix of mico and makro viewpoints. She is inspired by scientific investigations of the patterns and structures of nature.  Such as the formulation of plants and flowers.  Terri has a show "Assembly" up now at Portal Gallery that runs through Oct. 30th. It is a result of a seven month position as a visiting artist at the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution at Georgia Tech. Click here to see some installation shots of the show. Please read the Q & A with art critic Jerry Cullum on ArtsCriticATL. Go check it out!

Terri Dilling "Visual Chemistry"

Show runs until Oct 30th

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I took this photo at a favorite desolate beach in Florida. There was a storm coming and we had the beach to ourselves. I love the minimal subtle tones. I wish I have a studio perched here;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Marshall Davis & Didi Dunphy @SHG

Marshall Davis – Recent Work

didi dunphy - cross stitch

September 9 – October 15, 2011

Click here to read the review of Didi Dunphy's show by Jerry Cullum

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Selection-Altoon Sultan

Altoon Sultan "Reds" 7"x5" egg tempera on calfskin parchment

Altoon Sultan creates amazing bold crisp egg tempera paintings and objects -hooked rugs or "ruglets" that tie into each other. There are so many pieces that I love that is hard  to keep this concise. Altoon takes pictures in rural VT of farm machinery for reference for some of her works. I love the intensity of these machinery paintings in contrast to the softness of the woolen rugs.
I think they bounce off each in a playful way. Atloon explains the many connections/references to art history that certain pieces pertain to. She writes a very warm and thoughtful blog that explains the process of her works.

Altoon explains on her blog:
To make these small textile pieces, I first do pencil and color studies. Then I hand dye woolen cloth, which is later cut into strips and hooked through a linen backing, making loops of wool which create the design.

I love the two mediums she works in for many reasons. They are not common mediums everyone takes on. There is some labor of love that must take place to create these. Both mediums have a powerful effect that is refreshing.

Altoon's work is included in many public collections including: Tate Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art,  Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale University Art Gallery , Portland Museum of Art, and many more.

Please spend some time exploring Altoon's blog  Studio and Garden and website  www.altoonsultan to see much more.
Altoon Sultan "Pink/Yellow Ground" 11 x10

Altoon Sultan Wall Grouping

Altoon Sultan "Red Diamond" 11 x10

Altoon Sultan "Signs" 6.5" x 5" egg tempera on calfskin parchment

Altoon Sultan #33 hand dyed wool with egg tempera on linen

Altoon Sultan "Red Teeth" 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 egg tempera on calfskin parchment

Altton Sultan "#8 Primary Color Composition" 14" x 12.5" hand dyed wool with egg tempera on linen

Altoon Sultan "Green Tilt" 10" x 24" egg tempera on panel

Altoon Sultan  Objects and paintings



Friday, September 23, 2011


Elizabeth Sheppell "Remain In Light" 2011 16x16
This is a new piece "Remain In Light". The edges are heavy but not as built up as the "fat series". This is part of  a second series of works that I hope will compliment that series for my upcoming show next year. Click on the title to see closer.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Selection-Anna-Wili Highfield

Anna-Wili Highfield "Boobook"
2010 Ink, watercolours, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber plinth. 70cm x 80c

 Today's Sunday Selection is all sculpture for the first time. I stumbled upon Anna's work and found it quite beautiful.  I am drawn to the feeling and personality each one conveys. The use of materials to execute these forms is quite stunning. She is a Sydney based artist that works in paper and copper pipe. I thought these were fitting for the brisk fall air that has just arrived here.  View more of her portfolio here.

Anna Wili-Highfield "Deer "
2006 1.1 x 1.2 Copper Pipe, Palm Bark, Driftwood, Copper wire

Anna-Wili Highfield "Blue Bonnet"
2011 21cmx 27cm x 10cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

Anna-Wili Highfield "Blue Wren"
2010 13cm x 13cm x 9cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

Anna-Wili Highfield "Race Horse "
2010 Ink, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block 73cm x 90cm x 20cm