In August, I was honored to be the Featured Artist for the Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces
. Below is a copy of the article that went out via email to its all its members. I am very humbled by the kind words that Patrick Dennis wrote of my work. Thank you to all at AFFPS for your hard work.
“How Do You Do?”
From Patrick Dennis:
“Elizabeth is a welcome addition to the Decatur Gallery. Her fresh, stylized, evocative subjects offer a story with color and theme, never the same twice. Her mastery of color and texture make me smile every time I see her work.
I met her at the Festival on Ponce and returned to buy the painting above after obsessing over it for hours. It proudly hangs on my office wall at AFFPS.”
In her words:
“I grew up on a flower farm overlooking the Appalachian mountains where I ran wild amongst acres of fields and forest. Influenced by the world around me, I started my art education early with trips into NYC, where Picasso, Magritte and Monet became dear to me.
After graduating from Moore College of Art and Design with honors, I journeyed from city to city looking for meaning in an advertising career, always pushing clients work to become statements rather than a forgotten ad. I have won numerous awards and have been published in design books.
After a chance meeting with Roy Lichtenstein, I was inspired to seek what was missing from my world. After many years of looking, I listened to what was whispering within an started painting full time.”
It’s no wonder people gravitate to Ms. Karp. With her background and skills, she is nearly irresistible.
On view at the Decatur Gallery.