Artist Website: http://peckfineart.com
Elizabeth Peck believes that art is essential to our quality of life. Painting is my escape to an amazing place. It enriches me, soothes my soul, balances me, and gives me peace. I am passionate about painting, and hope my audience feels my excitement.
I grew up on a farm in Poland, where life was both hard and simple. My art education began in the US, with classes and workshops taught by local New England artists. Eventually, I earned my Certificate in Fine Art from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Then continued with several semesters at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. 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.
My painting experience centers mostly in New England. However, I also travel extensively to paint in the American Southwest, Alaska, France, Netherlands, Norway, Italy and Scotland.
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. I like to paint portraits (from life), trying to convey the character, personality and spirit of the subject. With my still life paintings I try to evoke emotion in the viewer.
My abstracts give me the freedom to express my imagination and the emotions that I feel at the moment.
My goal is to connect, somehow, with my audience, that they might see what I see, and feel what I feel.
Juried Member, North Shore Arts Association (Gloucester, MA)
Juried Member, New Hampshire Art Association (Portsmouth, NH)
Member: Newburyport Art Association Rockport Art Association and Museum
Andover Artist’s GuildHaverhill Art Association
Oil Painters of AmericaPastel Society of America
Pastel Society of NH
Best in Show winner, Newburyport Art Association, Members Juried Show 2015
Best Drawing winner, Newburyport Art Association, Regional Juried Show 2015
Most Popular Painting winner, Andover Historical Society, 2016
Cover Painting, Custom House Maritime Museum, 2017 Calendar