Artist StatementI am a painter whose work reflects a love of and training in sculpture and metalwork. Much of my abstract work focuses on creating two-dimensional wall pieces that have a three- dimensional feeling. To that end, I may manipulate textures, shapes, and colors by enhancing them with materials such as hand-painted papers, sand, or foils, or I may apply liquid acrylics to textured supports or raw canvas. My landscapes (a more recent endeavor) tend to be somewhat more realistic in subject, although not necessarily in palette. I see art as a way to express ideas, moods, and feelings in a visual and often tactile manner. Some of my paintings are whimsical; others elicit deeper contemplation. I welcome visitors to my studio and am happy to explain my creative process (to the extent that I understand it myself).
Elizabeth Steel is a Resident Artist at A&MStudios2 in Rockville, MD. She has fourteen years of experience in the visual arts, and studied jewelry making and metal smithing, sculpture, and design at Montgomery College and elsewhere. Currently, she focuses on creating acrylic and mixed media wall pieces. Her work is widely exhibited and has been awarded honors in a variety of venues. Her jewelry, sculpture, and paintings are included in private collections in the States of Washington, Indiana, and North Carolina, as well as in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Some of her designs are currently available on clothing and home decoration items through VIDA.com (see Marketplace information)