Liz Dueck

London, UK

Artist Bio:

Liz Dueck is an art educator, explorer, and oil painter focusing in landscape and nature abstraction. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but always on the move, Dueck broadens her world by traveling and seeking in-depth experiences in nature. Dueck has a BFA in Studio Art from Oklahoma State University as well as a minor in Art History, and a K-12th Teaching Certification for Art. She has displayed her work across Oklahoma and has taught art to all ages while working as an Education Coordinator for a community arts center and for OSU’s Art Department. Her homebase is Oklahoma, but she is currently taking her studio across the US and internationally this next year and living as a nomad.  Dueck’s goal is to use art as a vehicle for connecting people to nature and to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Find Liz on social media – @lizdueckart or on her Website

 

Work Exhibited:
‘Ataraxia’

Oil on a 24″ x 30″ Canvas, w/ custom .5″ Birch Wood Frame around.

$2200 plus postage

Eutierria (good earth) refers to “a good and positive feeling of oneness with the earth and its life forces.” This feeling occurs when “the human-nature relationship is spontaneous and mutually enriching (symbiotic)” [1].

This whimsical abstract landscape painting echo my time spent developing my connection to nature. This feeling of eutierria is amplified the more time I spend exploring new and old trails, taking time to observe and appreciate the endless curiosities, and when I make conscious decisions to do my part in giving back this positive energy (i.e. recycling, picking up trash on trail). It is important that there is a sense of collaboration with nature in my work; sometimes I hike with the canvas and paint on the trail, or take an afternoon to explore and sketch, or simply go on quiet walks to stay involved with this energy. As I develop my paintings, my goal is to keep the same playful, explorative spirit in my work. I want nature and art to always surprise me.

I overlay my images of natural places to produce a more complex perspective mirroring what I experience. I aim to capture both the grand depth looking into a forest, a “macro” view as well as the delicate folds of small wildflowers and other “micro” details that make up how a place feels. I am also often drawn to to the natural elements of sunlight, wind, and earth moving in rhythm together as shadows of plants dance and light glitters throughout the treetops. The feeling of eutierria is felt deeply, and allows for alignment with the self as a loving connection to the earth occurs.

[1] Worthy, Kenneth. “Eutierria: Becoming One With Nature.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 3 July 2016

 

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