Artist Statement

Elizabeth Nelson

Vermont artist, Elizabeth Nelson, is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BS) and the University of North Carolina (MA) at Chapel HIll. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States with a concentration on New England. She as been the recipient of numerous awards for her painting and her work is in both public and private collections.

Currently Nelson uses one or more photographs that are applied to her canvas. She then paints the continuation of the scene she has photographed. At first glance the viewer doesn't realize that the photograph is a part of the painting. On closer look the photograph becomes more obvious and the viewer is amazed at the artist's ingenuity and talent. Nelson has discovered another version of deception in art. Her brush stokes are confident and color identical to those captured by the lens.