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VISUAL LANGUAGE contemporary fine art

Elizabeth Chapman

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January 2014 Volume 3 No. 1


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Elizabeth Chapman

Texture and Color Equal Time

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Studio Visit

Elizabeth Chapman

ADVENTURE...in one word that would be how I would describe my love for painting abstracts. There is the original inspiration or spark that sets the whole process in motion, with the belief that a wonderful work of art will emerge, yet navigating without a plan. Think going on a vacation without an agenda! The challenge is in responding to each new element that emerges on the canvas, capturing a sense of beauty through the use of color, shape, line, values and texture. Realizing that this is all but a glimpse of the bigger picture. As a modern abstract expressionistic painter, I work intuitively quickly making decisions as I am painting with each new mark leading to the next idea. The initial inspiration for a painting can come from many different sources, but once begun, following the creative flow is important to me. My work is always in the process of evolving as I grow as an artist. Many times the hardest part of this growth is in the letting go.

Jewel

Acrylic

12�H x 16�W on Heavy Watercolor Paper

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Allure

30”H x 40”W x 1.5” Acrylic on Canvas

I’ve always loved art. A strong passion for creating my own art begun and grew during the years that I worked as a high school art teacher. Through the encouragement of others I began to see the artist within me. Intuitively, I knew that I was an artist first and foremost. This required a huge step in faith in order to pursue working independently as an artist and to believe in myself. A verse from God’s word that was given to me in those first days and is still tacked to my studio board, spoke to my heart in strengthening me for the task. It reads: Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plum line in Zerubbabel’s hand. Zechariah 4:10 I am often lifted up by these words- in that they speak to me about using the talents that have been given to us. Success is in realizing the way that each of us are made and in working to the best of our abilities.

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ChiChi

Studio Visit

Elizabeth Chapman

Mixed media 22” x 30” Heavy Watercolor Paper

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Inspira

Acrylic

36” x 36” Wrap Canvas

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Baroque

Studio Visit

Elizabeth Chapman

30”H x 40”W x 1.5” Acrylic on Canvas

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Ultramod

Acrylic 40”H x 60”W x 1.5” Wrap Canvas

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Wanderlust Acrylic

Emminence

Elizabeth Chapman

36” x 36” x 1.5” Wrap Canvas

Acrylic

30”H x 40” Wrap Canvas

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Mien

Mixed Media

22� x 30� Heavy Watercolor Paper

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Softwood

Studio Visit

Elizabeth Chapman

Acrylic 48” x 48” x 1.5” wrap canvas

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I am very thankful for the support I have received from my family, friends, fellow artists and last but certainly not least those who have financially invested in my efforts. For all these people have played a role in supporting the arts. “It brings me much joy just to be the brush in the Master Painter’s hand and to realize that His creations are made to bring great joy to all.� Elizabeth Chapman http://melizabethchapman.artspan.com/ VisualLanguageMagazine.com - VL Magazine | 13


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Elizabeth Chapman Visual Language January 2014 Vol 3 No1