The Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2017

September 15, 16, & 17
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

10am to 5pm...............FREE

ART BY ELIZABETH J. COX

Oils and Watercolor

" The Magic of Light"

We have a great gift, the gift of life, light and freedom--God's great gift. Celebrating the beauty in this world, painting and drawing is the expression of my gratitude. It is something I have always been compelled to do. Not painting what I think--but trying to rather get in touch with feelings and intuition from my soul. Painting people I attempt to capture thier inner person. My impression of their personality not externals. Caracterizing my work is a concern for good color and the effect of light. Using many techniques depending on my mood and the subject. My work is a salute to the bright, glorious, and wonderful side of our universe. Let us celebrate this beautiful place we live in, the time given us?

Artist, musician, contractor, business woman. Elizabeth Cox is a portrait of today's eclectic woman. Although her main love and talent has always been drawing and painting. Her creative muse has strected and grown to organizing the new Artists Studio at the Palos Verdes Art Center , that later expanded to the Palos Verdes Shopping Center.

Born and raised on the great plains of North Dakota. She began drawing at 2 years, watercolor painting by five, oil painting by 8 years of age. When she was ten years old she won first prizes in portrait and magazine cover in a national school competition for 10 to 18 year olds. She studied commercial art at San Diego State college. For the next 10 years she worked as a professional commercial and graphic designer in San Diego, California for the Areo Space Industry.

She spent most of her life in Manhattan Beach, California. Turned to fine art studying at Chouinard and Otic Art Institutes. Later studying with many famous artists and noted teachers., including Sergei Bngart, Joseph Mugnani, Don Putnam, Robert E. Wood and Paul Sousa, and many workshops with renowned artists. She won several national and local art awards. Her paintings were displayed in many galleries and are in private collections in this country, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Japan.

Elizabeth has been a popular drawing and painting instructor in the South Bay area, Palos Verdes Art Center, her studio in Manhattan Beach, teaching studio and plein air workshops. Juried several art shows, belonged to art groups in Los Angeles and Pasadena, Palos Verdes, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach.and Torrance California.

from the "Palos Veredes Review""Flair", by Meridith Grenier

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Enjoy the newest art and widest range of individual artist's original work providing the rare opportunity of seeing the artists in their studio environment and offering explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process. This is also a unique time to purchase fine art directly from the artists.

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour 2017

THREE days ! FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

September 15, 16, & 17
from 10am to 5pm

E-mail info@gigharborOpenStudioTour.org
for more information.

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