Photo by Jami Shick Holden

Photo by Jami Shick Holden

Elizabeth Chapman is a contemporary artist based in Georgia who works in mixed media on numerous substrates such as canvas, wood, paper, and metal. She creates in an array of styles: coastal decor, abstract expressionistic, and transitional landscapes, with a modern contemporary flair.

ARTIst Statement

I find the force and beauty of the creative process to be compelling. It is vital to my existence.  Having lived on or near oceans and lakes for forty years, my greatest inspiration is light on water.  Coastal light is breathtaking.  I enjoy recreating those fleeting moments in time when the exquisite nuances of light dance on water.  I typically work from memory or plein air.  While creating a painting, spirit and intuition guide while my hands mindfully follow. This is an intensely satisfying experience as I strive to recreate beauty that has touched my soul.  A life-long artist, I’ve always been inquisitive and creative.  In my studio, my paintings become my personal narratives that give voice to my curiosities and explorations. I love my job! 

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance; I know of no other substitute for the force and beauty of its process.”  Robert Henri

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

Master of Science - Florida International University (with Academic Excellence)
Bachelor of Science - Southeast Missouri State University
Freshman Foundation - Kansas City Art Institute
Study-Abroad Thesis, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Study-Abroad Thesis, University Thesis, University of Swansea, Wales

SELECTED AWARDS

First Place 2012 GA AGNWA Juried Competition
First Place 2012 Georgia Professional Artists
Award of Excellence 2011 National Collage Society International Exhibition, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
First Place 2009  Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Best of Show 2008 Georgia Professional Artists
First Place 2008 Mixed Media-Georgia Professional Artists
First Place-2008 National  Competition, Prizma Virtual Gallery
People’s Choice Award 2008 North Cobb Arts League
First Place  Mixed Media- 2008 NCAL Spring Exhibit
First Place- 2008 Paulding County Artists Guild
Best of Show 2008 Spring Juried NCAL Exhibit
People’s Choice Award 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Exhibit
First Place Drawing- 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Exhibit
First Place Mixed Media 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Exhibit
First Place 2005 Mixed Media and Painting, Sunrise, FL
First Place 2004 January, Boca Raton Museum Artists' Guild
First Place 2005 Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, FL
First Place 2003 October Boca Raton Museum Artists' Guild
Finalist 2003 13th Annual International Society of Experimental Artists
First Place 2003 June Boca Raton Museum Artists' Guild
First Place 2002 March Boca Raton Museum Artists' Guild

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition 2015 dk Gallery and BAK Designs, Buckhead, GA
Solo Exhibition 2014 dk Gallery and BAK Designs, Buckhead, GA
HGTV 2014 - Eight original artworks featured in the season premiere of “Elbow Room” starring Chip Wade.
Solo Exhibition 2014, S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ
Solo Exhibition 2013, Meredith Arteriors, Summit, NJ
Solo Exhibition 2012, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Solo Exhibition  2011 Guillotine Post Production Company, Atlanta, GA
Solo Exhibition 2011, Georgia Council on the Arts
Solo Exhibition 2011, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Solo Exhibition 2010, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Two-person Exhibition 2009, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA

Three-person Exhibition 2006, Sunrise Gallery, Sunrise, FL
Two-person Exhibition 2006 Mark’s in Mizner, Boca Raton, FL
Two-person Exhibition 2005, Sunrise Center Gallery, Sunrise, FL

Solo Exhibition 2004 Sugar Sands Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition 2001 Boca Raton City Hall, Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition 2000 Boca Raton Community Center Gallery
Solo Exhibition 1999 CP McGinty’s, Cape Girardeau, MO
Solo Exhibition 1987 Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts
Solo Exhibition 1984 Southeast Missouri State University