The Jetty Gallery
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Carter
Elizabeth draws her inspiration from the spaces and places on the edge or in between worlds – the shore between land and sea, the sea between sky and land and the often hidden world of our rivers. Painting primarily in acrylics on either board or canvas she also uses texture, by painting with a palette knife and by introducing grain gels and modelling pastes onto the surface to better evoke the feel of the landscape. Elizabeth tries to convey her experience of these worlds, be it a sense of calm or renewal or invigoration in stormy weather to those who see her work.
Much of the work is conceived either out kayaking or sailing with friends when she makes use of both the sketchbook and camera. Then the final painting is worked up in the studio.
Originally from Sussex in England, Elizabeth has lived in East Anglia since 1986 and has recently also acquired an island home on Luing near Oban which has inspired her and caused her arts practice to develop further. She started her painting career as a part-time, self-taught watercolourist but gained a Fine Art degree as a mature student from Anglia Ruskin University at which point she started and has continued to paint in acrylics and oils.