Elizabeth Floyd began her career as an architect. Her true passion was always to be an artist, but her first foray into painting with oils, her current medium, wasn’t until 2006. In 2009, Elizabeth was successful in achieving her goal of transitioning to art full time. Following this transition, she pursued further artistic learning and started an intense focus on skill development. She began studying with numerous instructors, including fellow Principle Gallery artist Robert Liberace. Floyd’s studies explored the three main genres of art: still life, figurative, and landscape.
Elizabeth loves painting the flowers she grows in her own garden. She works with oils in a colorist manner utilizing a full-color palette. She applies layers of color tints wet-in-wet in order to build up form, value, and color. Her work is highly rendered, but she allows brushwork to exhibit the textural effects that paint application can achieve. When focusing on still life, her studio practice is to work from life in only natural light.
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