Elizabeth Barnett

“My work combines everyday experiences and encounters through painting, printmaking and illustration. Domestic ephemera such as plants, books, figures, tea cups and newspaper features predominately. In my recent series of paintings I have created spaces that I can go to and that are mine alone to escape the everyday. Spaces where things that I love, objects beautiful and quiet, surround me. These paintings offer momentary rest and sanctuary from everyday life. They are spaces that the eye can rest with and find solace in. The viewer catches the figures mid-pause and between breaths. Empty spaces appear recently vacated by a figure who leaves behind half-eaten toast or an open book. These spaces are lived in and warming, filled with plant life, chairs, coffee cups, pot plants and beds.”

“The paintings are composed of found images from my own collection and of my friends’ homes and the homes of strangers that I admire. They are composed of objects in my life that give me joy and help to shape my spaces at home and in the studio.”

 

(portrait image credit: Jessica Tremp)

Artworks
All That The Garden Offers by Elizabeth Barnettoil on linen 67x77cm unframed Sold
Banksia and Bonnard by Elizabeth Barnettoil on linen 36x31cm unframed Sold
Spring Ode to Bonnard by Elizabeth Barnettoil on linen 67x77cm unframed $3000
To Know More by Elizabeth Barnettoil on linen 51x56cm unframed $2650
Woody Pears and Gumnuts by Elizabeth Barnettoil on linen 36x31cm unframed $1150
Flowering Gum Blossom and Apples by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 51.5x67cm unframed$2290
Looking out at the Summer Sky by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on board 35x40cm unframed$1250
Softly by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 51x61cm unframed $2650
Tea Together and Making Plans by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 35.5x46cm unframedSold
The Beginning of Spring by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 82x92cm unframed$3750
The Heart Garden by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 71x71cm unframed$2450
Vase of Butterbush and a Quince by Elizabeth Barnettacrylic on linen 26x31cm unframed Sold