Elizabeth Henderson

Elizabeth Henderson

Artist Statement  

   I am a Visionary artist.  The images and icons I paint come from what I think is the “God Particle”. They spring up from a “well of living water” deep within.  The compositions are continuously flowing.  I am almost never out of ideas.

     I have been making art as a sculptor and painter  almost all my life.  I have adapted many of the images from looking at the art and architecture of various ancient cultures.  My husband was a diplomat.  We traveled widely around the world and lived in several foreign countries.  

     My favorite images are the tree, microscopic organic materials,  plants, flowers, all of which I make into my own imaginary forms.  My paintings have a surreal cast to them.  As one person said to me,  they are circuitous:  the viewers eye wanders around   the surface discovering different things.

About the Artist

I paint with acrylics on canvas. My technique is to make a wash on the unprimed side of the canvas, and then superimpose a structure of some kind and various images.I love coming up with new visual experiments and puzzles.

I paint with a combination of geometric structures, organic images, as well as images found in the art of other cultures.  

My latest projects are purely geometric structures.  This expresses my interest in architectural forms, symmetry and asymmetry, and positive/negative space.

My influences are studies and meditation on the religious art of various cultures. My muse is the Tree.  The artists I most admire are Paul Klee and Charles Burchfield.

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