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 Program- 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 Mixed Media, 5th Annual Georgia Artists AGNWA Juried Fine Arts Competition
First Place - 2012 Mixed Media Painting, Georgia Professional Artists Juried Competition, Perry GA
Award of Excellence - 2011 National Collage Society International Exhibition, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
First Place -2009 “Art of the Golden Generation” 2D, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Best of Show- 2008 Georgia National Professional Artist Competition, Perry, GA
First Place-Mixed Media-Georgia National Professional Artists 2008, Perry GA
First Place-2008 “Winter” National Juried Art Competition, Prizma Virtual Gallery
People’s Choice Award-2008 North Cobb Arts League Fall Exhibit, Kennesaw, GA
First Place- Mixed Media- 2008 NCAL Spring Exhibit, Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA
First Place- 2008 Paulding County Artists Guild Juried Competition, Dallas, GA
Best of Show-2008 Spring Juried Art Show, North Cobb Arts League, Kennesaw, GA
People’s Choice Award- 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Art Show, Kennesaw, GA
First Place-Drawing- 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Art Show, Kennesaw, GA
First Place-Mixed Media- 2008 NCAL Spring Juried Art Show, Kennesaw, GA
First Place –Mixed Media and Painting 2005 Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Sunrise, FL
First Place-January Images 2004, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
First Place-2005 Women in the Visual Arts, Juried Courtyard Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL
First Place-October Images 2003, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Finalist-13th Annual International Society of Experimental Artists 2003 Juried Exhibition, Ft. Meyers, FL
First Place- June Images 2003, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
First Place- March Images 2002, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition – January, 2015, Elizabeth Chapman Cont., DK Gallery and BAK Designs, Buckhead, GA
Solo Exhibition – December 2014, “Elizabeth Chapman”, DK Gallery and BAK Designs, Buckhead, GA
HGTV 2014 – Original art featured in the season premiere of “Elbow Room” starring Chip Wade.
Solo Exhibition - February 2014, “Elizabeth Chapman Paintings”, S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ
Solo Exhibition - June 2013, “Elizabeth Chapman”, Meredith Arteriors, Summit, NJ
Solo Exhibition - March 2012, “Elizabeth Chapman: New Works”, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Solo Exhibition -May 2011, Elizabeth Chapman, Guillotine Post Production Company, Atlanta, GA
Solo Exhibition -April 2011, Georgia Council on the Arts, Cultural Arts Center of Douglas County, GA
Solo Exhibition - March 2011, “Paintings & Assemblages”, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Solo Exhibition- Feb. 2010, “Elizabeth Chapman”, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Solo Exhibition- Elizabeth Chapman Mixed Media Art, Sugar Sands Gallery, 2004, Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition- Elizabeth Chapman Original Art, Boca Raton City Hall, 2001, Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition- Boca Raton Community Center Gallery, 2000, Boca Raton, FL
Solo Exhibition-CPMcGinty’s, 1999, Cape Girardeau, MO
Solo Exhibition-Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts, 1987, Cape Girardeau, MO
Solo Exhibition-Southeast Missouri State University, 1984, Cape Girardeau, MO
Two-person Exhibition - 2009, Gallery 4463, Acworth, GA
Two-person Exhibition- Collaborative Complements, 2006, Mark’s in Mizner, Boca Raton, FL
Two-person Exhibition - Dimensions and Discoveries, 2005, Sunrise Center Gallery, Sunrise, FL
Three-person Exhibition - Mystery and Clarity, 2006, Sunrise Gallery, Sunrise, FL