Elisabeth Arbuckle is a painter with a strong graphic influence.
I enjoy finding and illustrating the rhythms and elements in life. I enjoy working with a wide variety of media. As an artist and teacher, I find that working with children—seeing their enthusiasm for new experiences—serves as a catalyst for my art work.
In my work I have explored the connection of nature, lives, and circumstances. Each single aspect affected by and related to another. I like creating imagery that reflects interconnecting elements and influences.
I continue making images of minutiae that are a part of the ebb and flow of life; images that capture a moment in time and that reflect the fragility of endangered environs or species. I return time and again to figure work—mainly woman who appear alone, but who retain a sense of connection to the environment, the seasons, and time.
In my most recent work I have been influenced by a location—Italy. The overwhelming sense of history, the sheer bombardment of culture and imagery has made a wonderful impression on me and I have had fun responding to this.