“The spirit and imagery of dance and music continue on in the paintings, even though the theatres and event spaces are shut during the virus.”
Toronto-based visual artist Elizabeth Greisman paints large format abstract oil paintings, which reflect the mediums of dance and opera.
Elizabeth is open to collaborations in dance and music.
The Irish Contemporary Dancers by Elizabeth Greisman in the alumni journal of the Trinity Laban Consortium London England
1. Spring Colours is about the earth giving us the brightness and beauty of flowers.
2. Blue of the Sky is a symbol of hope at this time.
3. North South was created from the colours of Canada and Argentina. I was in Argentina for the month of December 2019 for an Artist Residency.
4. Spring Florals is strongly coloured to resemble vintage fabrics.
The world is going through a transformation at this time. The focus of my artwork is also going through a metamorphosis; different subject matter, different focus, different ideas, and a greater need for collaboration.
Through Zoom and through various social media, I have stayed in contact with friends and colleagues globally. We navigate cyberspace, and long distance conversation fuels my imagination and psyche at this time.
My friend’s, my families’ courage and resilience, is encouraging. Learning more about their personal stories and the way the different countries are handling this crisis has taught me a great deal. We are all closer in our separation, and our view of the world is changing. There is a hiatus in my artwork as I evolve through this situation. My artwork will come out of this period changed, and the change is most likely to be greater introspection.I am gleaning creative sustenance through the media, which may have currently replaced intimate dialogue throughout the world.
I want to share with you some of the imagery created at this time that reveal my feelings and emotions. I have included several works and in process images to show that a sense of play can help facilitate creativity.