Elizabeth Bird
Elizabeth Bird

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VISUAL ARTISTS OF WELLAND – MEMBER

Elizabeth grew up in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, drawing came naturally as a way of expressing her emotions about the world around her. Her father painted with oils so Elizabeth had the opportunity to watch him paint, learn his techniques, and thrive in a creative environment.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Art and a Master of Education. Her busy career and her growing family left little time for her to pursue her artistic side. When she finally retired from teaching she joined painting classes led by Andrew Hamilton at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham. Andrew helped her with technique and perspective. Elizabeth’s choice of medium is acrylics as they are malleable and she enjoys their consistency and texture. She is constantly experimenting with viscosity and pliability as well as light and shadow. In 2011 she entered her first art show at the McKay Art Centre in Unionville entitled “Journeys of Expression from a Collective Mind.”

In 2015, she moved to Hunters Pointe in Welland joining the Artists on the Pointe Art Group. As a member she participated in the Community Centre art displays. In 2017, Artists on the Pointe exhibited their paintings at the Civic Square Welland Wall of Art. Elizabeth is also a member of the Pelham Art Association and the Visual Artists of Welland. As a member she has displayed her art in the Festival Room at the Pelham Library and in the Historical Museum in Welland.

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