elizabeth ricketson Artwork
A graduate of Providence College with a BA in English, Elizabeth Ricketson has always had a love of literature and the fine arts. In the 1990s, she studied figure drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design spending years dedicated to understanding human form, movement, and anatomy.
Painting and the exploration of color have become her passion in recent years. Exploring abstract expressionism has opened up a whole new way for Elizabeth to develop her paintings and approach to all of her work. Marrying her abstract style with representational themes while describing the usual with unusual color choices has become the definition of her work. She frequently begins each piece with an acrylic wash, manipulating the color and direction which results in the final expression of her underpainting. She employs everything from a paper towel to her hands to optimize the final depth of color and subject. Elizabeth works primarily in acrylic and oil.