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Texas native Elizabeth Dryden is an up and coming artist in the Dallas area making a wave and grabbing the attention of the Dallas art scene and beyond. The many layers intertwined together in her mixed media work make each piece a mystery to unfold.  While colorful and adventurous at first glance, there are volumes of information held below the surface. She is inspired greatly by contradictions in life between positive and negative forces that can be observed subtly within her paintings. The more time spent viewing each piece, the more information is revealed. The subjects of Elizabeth’s work are primarily animals, which she uses metaphorically to express emotion and the information hidden within layers of paint and newspaper left for the viewers to interpret for themselves.  She believes animals are good subjects because they are without bias stereotypes and can be a symbol of many things.

In one of her most recent bodies of work, “Dry Spell”, Elizabeth breaks down her distinctive tangible dark subjects and themes to a lighter exploration of color and shape. She explores cacti in bright, vibrant desert scenes, while depicting the paradoxes between old and new ideals in society.

 

Elizabeth grew up in Dallas and has since relocated back home after leaving for college at the University of Arizona in 2000. Graduating from Texas Woman’s University with a degree in Art Education in 2005, she has since lived in Arizona, Washington state, Kentucky, and Boston, MA before returning back home to Texas. She continues to further her career as an artist, spokesperson and lead artist for DecoArt, managing her Pet Portrait business called “EDryden Pawtraits”, as well as seeking gallery representation nationally while painting and creating new work in her East Dallas studio.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“The idea of how something (anything) can be interpreted so differently by each individual person intrigues me.  We all have had different life experiences, we have our own opinions, and our own values and beliefs- therefore, we each have our own idea of reality. My art is my own reality and the way I see things. It’s a language I use to say what I cannot express in words.”

ELIZABETH DRYDEN

Night Messenger
Night Messenger

Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 48

Verde Vita
Verde Vita

Mixed Media on Canvas, 24x30

Pink Moon
Pink Moon

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 24

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Dancing Desert
Dancing Desert

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Rosada Vita
Rosada Vita

Mixed Media on Canvas, 20 x 24

Last of his Kind
Last of his Kind

Mixed Media on Canvas, 40x30

Range Runner
Range Runner

Mixed Media on Canvas, 24x30

White Noise Triptych
White Noise Triptych

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 72

Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill

Mixed Media on canvas

Armadillo by Morning
Armadillo by Morning

Mixed Media on Canvas

Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice

Mixed Media on Canvas

High Moon
High Moon

Mixed Media on Canvas

Nzuri
Nzuri

Mixed Media on Canvas, 9x12

Bahati
Bahati

Mixed Media on Canvas, 9x12

Shapeshifter I
Shapeshifter I

Mixed Media on Canvas, 18x18

Shapshifter II
Shapshifter II

Mixed Media on Canvas, 18x18

Painted Ruins 48 x 48
Painted Ruins 48 x 48

Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Mourning Sounds
Mourning Sounds

Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36