“While I recognize the necessity for a basis in observed reality, true art lies in a reality that is felt.” ODILON REDON
Effective use of light and bold intelligent color are common hallmarks of Kansas artist Elizabeth Corbett. She creates in pastels and oils and works in plein air and the studio.
Growing up in rural Ozarks, she did not have the opportunity for formal training, but spent many hours drawing. Many hours were also spent outdoors where she developed not only a love of nature, but found inspiration and her creativity sparked especially by the play of light. At nearly age 30, she began college as an English major, but changed majors after a couple of painting courses. She earned an MFA from Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas, but her curiosity about the world and love of travel led her to a career as a flight attendant. After retiring from the airlines, she focused on developing as an artist.
Her efforts have been rewarded by competing, and often prize winning, in regional and national shows. Her most recent accomplishments are participating in the Vernon-Filley Art Museum National Invitational in Pratt, Kansas, juried into the Mile-High International Pastel Exhibit in Denver, Colorado, commissioned to do a mural for the Kansas Air National Guard, and winning an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Plein Air KC Art Festival in Kansas City, Missouri.