About the Artist

ELIZABETH PECK

graduated from the New York Phoenix School of Design (now Manhattan center of Pratt Institute) with a major in Fashion Illustration.  She worked many years in the graphic arts field, including eight years at Princeton University Press.  She has studied watercolor painting with Vincent Ceglia at Mercer County Community College, NY Arts Students League, also with Marge Chavooshian, Russ Johnson and Gail Bracegirdle and collage with Mary Alice Braukman.  She served as graphic designer and treasurer for Not in Our Town, for eighteen years, an interfaith, interracial social action group.  A member of the Assoc for Women Artist NAWA, based in NYC.  She has exhibited at Mercer County Community College NJ, Unitarian Church of Princeton NJ, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery NYC, and the New American Gallery, an online showcase for contemporary artists.   She has won numerous awards in the local area.  Recently moved to Denver, Colorado.  Exhibited at Miller & Rossi Gallery/Speakeasy, Denver and R Gallery, Boulder, Co.  A member of Colorado Watercolor Society.

STATEMENT

Nature is my main interest, having a personal connection with the subject is also important.  I like to portray people, animals, flowers and trees.  As an artist I favor skill, beauty and a sense of humor.   Love the transparent and the uncontrollable qualities of watercolor.  Also do other media, such as acrylic, mix media, collage and do sidewalk pastel portraits.

 

Gulls at Sea  8.25h x 16.50w  Watercolor