Friday, March 5, 2010

meet j. elizabeth gyles johnson


As a frustrated illustrator and animal lover, all I can say is "I wish I had drawn that!" Elizabeth has captured that "you're leaving town, again?" look that I have often seen on my two canine children.

We've all heard or said "I can't draw, I just can't" and you know, too many people actually believe that. Elizabeth has taught drawing and painting and mixed media collage for 20 years - taking students who began believing the "I can't" and ending with "I did".

I'm looking forward to her lessons and pulling out the old pencils and giving Doc and Zoey another try. With her help, I know I can do it.

Here, a glimpse of the Art of J. Elizabeth Gyles Johnson. Enjoy.






11 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, your work is incredible! I know a lot of animal portraitists, and you are the best, hands down. You truly capture the soul of the animal. Your other work is equally wonderful! Okay, I'm going to dance with my cat now.

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  2. wow, elizabeth. all animal lovers say Amen!

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  3. Elizabeth, your art always touches me whether it's the soul of a person or an animal. Your drawings and painting of dogs and cats speak with their eyes. Your video is wonderful! Wow, lessons from Elizabeth! I can't wait!

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  4. I am a lucky and proud owner of an original graphite and charcoal portrait by Elizabeth. The character and charisma of our Sierra- her true essence- smiles back at us through Elizabeth's fine work. She was such a joy through the entire process, as well. CraftEdu is so lucky to have her, and any students more fortunate to learn through her talents. The best to all in this new venture!

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  5. Elizabeth's animal artwork is so beautiful and full of spirit and compassion, we are lucky to have her in Etsy for Animals :) Great that she shares her love of art through teaching too!

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  6. Such beautiful work! I love your finely-observed animal portraits. I recognise much of the traits of my own cats in your pictures - you capture their essence wonderfully!

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  7. Your work is outstanding Elizabeth, I love your graphites 'cause that's my favorite medium with which to work, you inpsire me to get back to it! Your animal portaits are the best, and agree that you bring out such awesome character in such wonderful subjects.

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  8. Thank you all for your very generous and kind words.

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  9. Elizabeth is a very talented artist - the above work testifies wonderfully to that! good to see she is helping others draw too!
    thank you for featuring her.

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