About the Artist
Elizabeth Zimmerman creates art reflecting her life experiences as a sixth generation Oregonian primarily in watercolor paintings.
She graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland Oregon, in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Craft. During Elizabeth’s thesis year, she experimented with the equine figure by introducing abstract and contemporary techniques into her paintings. After many sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints as studies, the prolific art student created her main body of work, titled “Tribute.” Many of them are large scale, about the size of a door, and are mixed media. The paintings contain bold splashes of color, ethereal spaces, energetic gestural lines, and hints of realism that provoke emotions from the viewer. She ended her year at school just the same as she started, as the “horse lady.”
Currently, Elizabeth is working full time as a Graphic Design Assistant for a family owned company in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Gresham, Oregon with her husband and cat, Dash, who accept the ever present paintings, frames, and piles of paper that have crept out of her studio and onto the kitchen table. She accepts commissions and continues to find venues to showcase her watercolor paintings.
Elizabeth’s paintings has been shown at the Hoffman Gallery (Portland, OR), Thirst Bistro (Portland, OR), North Santiam Hall (Albany, OR), Fall Festival Showcase (Corvallis, OR), and Scandinavian Festival (Junction City, OR). She has received many honors, including having her art and designs featured on multiple wine labels: 2012 Oak Knoll Rose Festival Collectors Series Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Rose´of Pinot Noir, and Thirst Bistro's red and white table wines. Elizabeth’s art has also been recognized for honorable mention at the Yamhill Lavender Festival Plein Air Art Show (2012).