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ELISABETH HALE

About my art

As a young girl, I noticed a theme in my life that turned into a sort of mantra “make the world beautiful.” This statement has woven through all the work I create, and the reason I do it. We all have a sphere of influence and I strive to make my mark on a world that can use more beauty because beauty gives health to the soul.

With an impressionistic style, I paint landscapes with bright and unexpected colors. I am fascinated by subtle details in nature. I enjoy capturing the hidden beauty in the world that requires seeking out. Things like the smooth curve of the agave plant, gnarled branches on a tree, and the bright moss on rocks by the ocean all inspire me to paint. I have had many mentors dead and alive who shaped my style, Georgia O'Keefe, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Erin Hanson.

Alongside painting, I love to travel. When I am not traveling, I enjoy painting the places I have visited; the Amalfi Coast, Rome, and France. You could find me exploring all the art museums and seeking the local painters who inspire me to trek back to my studio. While I am paintings, I try to capture the charm and feeling I had in my favorite places. I want to give people the feeling of wandering around and finding wonder in unexpected places.