Introducing Elisabeth Howlett’s elegant art exhibition for South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival at The Ark on King William Road. We are thrilled to showcase Elisabeth’s oil canvas floral works on KWR during August, which reflect a painterly but modern style.
Elisabeth Howlett is an artist, an oil painter, working from her studio in Adelaide, South Australia. She applies impasto style oil paint using hog hair brushes onto canvas. Using thick oil paint to emphasise the impression of each brushstroke, the artist leaves an array of texture, movement and light on the canvas.
At school Elisabeth had aspirations of being a fashion designer, but decided on an academic journey. Trained in law, Elisabeth spent the majority of her legal career on matters impacting the natural environment. Once she married, Elisabeth returned to some creative pursuits, commencing printmaking in 2004, and oil painting in 2009. Her love of oils coincided with having being taught to paint traditional monotype prints. Having her two children gave Elisabeth the opportunity to develop her art practice and transition from a legal career to a career in art.
Elisabeth is captivated by the beauty that surrounds her, particularly the elegant forms of flowers. Central to her art practice is depicting flowers in their natural environment, flower ‘close ups’, and bouquets, which she regularly arranges. Elisabeth translates the beauty she sees in the world onto her canvas. Above all, she paints to bring joy to people, the joy that the beauty of the natural world brings, in all its seasons and processes, whether in full bloom, or wilting and ready to fall.
Pick up your SALA flyer at various locations on King William Road, and follow the map to take yourself on self-guided tour of the artists exhibitions on KWR. Check out the Facebook event for more details.