Elizabeth White creates her art at home in Easley, South Carolina. Working mainly www.lifeofanartist.nl in acrylic, she does not limit herself. White also uses oil, watercolor, pencil, charcoal and other mediums in creating her art. She considers her style as traditional and she also experiments with different forms of art. Her works are sometimes abstract as well as portrait, landscape and fantasy. “I love to paint, and create; I don’t want to sound cliché but to me art is me – who I am as a person.” Artworks by White are on display in Greenville, SC at Les Beaux Art, in the village of West Greenville.
Elizabeth White introduces herself:
I have been told my first creation was on mama’s pots and pans. I can’t say I am from anywhere really; I was born on an airforce base, the middle of three children, so we traveled often. Creating art from memories is something I love doing. I draw inspiration from the old adage, “The best things in life are free” and they truly are, like a church on the hillside overlooking fields of grain, little children playing with all the wonderment of their first experience of the leaves changing color, a quiet day on a old tire swing by the lake. Many things that inspire me, my granddaughter my family, my country, events, one thing is I always give myself in my art, from something that touches me and warms my heart to something so wonderful that I see and the colors stand out vividly… even from dreams, I love to paint, and in between my paintings I love to sketch; and in all my art I feel I leave something of myself.
How long have you considered yourself an artist?
Some of my friends and family members have called me that for years now, but when my sister passed away, I promised I would show my work. And so, for only about five years now I have been showing and selling my art. You might say I am a late bloomer as far as putting my work out in the public eye. Now that things are starting to come together, I want to honor my late sis and use art to raise funds to find a cure for cancer. This is so dear to my heart, as is my sister.