The Kernel in the Mountain
oil paint on canvas
About the Work
This piece about 'Home' was conceived as a response to the changing weather and light conditions in the Rocky mountains. Elizabeth painted the original oil sketch ala prima while in residence at the Banff Centre. A strong spiritual and physical home for the animals, plants and human inhabitants exists in the natural elements of the Rocky Mountains. It is open and available to all who live in the vicinity of the power of the mountains.
About the Artist
Elizabeth Greisman was born in Toronto in 1954. A fourth generation Torontonian living in the centre of the city, her work as a painter is influenced by her experiences as a dancer, landscape designer and educator with degrees in Visual Arts, Education and Landscape Architecture from York University and Ryerson University.
Residencies at the Banff Centre, The Pouch Cove Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center have afforded her the opportunity to paint the Canadian landscape in her bi-coastal mountain project. Most recently, her Residency at Fundascion Valparaiso in Spain allowed Elizabeth an opportunity to begin a visual inquiry into the theme of 'Abundance'.
Elizabeth is currently continuing this theme in focusing her attention on the natural resources of Canada and its perceived abundance of water and wild animals. She paints the natural 'home' of the wild animals, trees, herbs and spices of the Rocky mountains.