Elizabeth Christie

“Painting is my passion, and I especially love to paint outdoors. The challenge I face is the ever-changing light which I try to capture with my impressionist landscapes. I allow myself the freedom of expressing what I see through my own interpretation and emotion, sometimes bordering on abstraction as I paint the skies, the wind, and the movement of the landscape. I hope the viewer will experience this when they see my work.”

Elizabeth Christie was born in Rossland, British Columbia, Canada and lived in Toronto for many years before moving back to British Columbia to reside in Kelowna in 2006.  From a 35-year career of international travel she has been influenced by the arts and culture of many different countries.  While she ‘left the brush’ in university, she never lost her appreciation for  nature’s and mankind’s creative beauty and excitement.  Now that she has the time, she has again picked up the brush and is expressing herself in a variety of styles, including abstract, impressionistic, and mixed media; Painting mostly in acrylic, Elizabeth also paints in encaustic, watercolour, oils and pastels. As well as her beautiful landscapes, Elizabeth has become a successful pet portrait artist and does commissions.

Elizabeth graduated in design and illustration, and has augmented her natural artistic talents with selected local and national artist workshops, and through much experimentation. Her works have been exhibited throughout the Okanagan region of British Columbia and she has her paintings in many private collections across Canada. Elizabeth takes inspiration from her photographs, and vivid recollections of scenes from throughout the beautiful province of British Columbia. She expresses these in, vibrant, and creative paintings. Her goal is to have those who see her work feel the emotion and excitement she feels with each painting she creates.