Elizabeth Darlington – Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Elizabeth Darlington has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Elizabeth is an award-winning artist based in the United Kingdom. Elizabeth was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 25th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.

Elizabeth’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to hundreds of major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.

Below are Elizabeth’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 artworks that were submitted to this competition.

Artist Biography

Elizabeth Darlington grew up in a rural environment where clear night skies prompted her fascination in space. Her natural inquisitiveness grew to explore how all things in the Universe are connected. The natural world was also a significant part of her development; her appreciation of this was an important part of her life.

As a teenager, Salvador Dali was her favourite artist, but studying the Great Masters at A Level and for her Degree, she became particularly interested in the hidden symbology and use of geometry by Leonardo da Vinci. Another significant influence was Turner and his revolutionary use of light.

Elizabeth rarely paints in full light, preferring to lead the viewer from the shadows into the work where the focal point is illuminated. Since early childhood, Elizabeth has experienced ‘visions’. These experiences have imprinted her mind with extraordinary colours, feelings and energy.

In 2014, she opened her own gallery, but after just 12 months, she had to close the doors to overcome cancer. Elizabeth has had near-death-experiences several times during her life. One time was during childbirth, when both she and her daughter nearly died. The most recent was in August 2021, when she suffered severe Covid complications, pneumonia and sepsis. During her time in ICU, she experienced many powerful visions assisting with her healing. She has endeavoured to portray these in her artwork since her remarkable recovery.

Artist Statement

Each picture is providing the connectivity with nature, each other, and the wider Universe. Over the years, I have experimented with a variety of media including soft pastels, oil pastels, acrylic paints and inks, oils, encaustic wax, poured acrylic medium and texture gels. One of my favourite materials to work with is gold leaf – this is representative that all gold found on Earth (and in her paintings) was once an exploded star, billions of years ago.

I’ve developed my own painting medium by combining acrylic inks with other acrylic based substances, enabling her to vary the viscosity and texture. Words – which I believe have energy - are very much an inherent part of my creations. Many paintings start with words embedded onto the canvas, before I start painting over them. These words are symbolic and emotive. They are never seen as part of the finished work, but their energy becomes part of the work as they are the intentions and emotions felt during the initial creative process.

Each painting is intended to prompt an emotional feeling in the viewer, according to their own mental/emotional state. They are designed to remind the viewer of forgotten aspects of themselves, and open doors in their minds to everything that they need, right there within themselves.

Elizabeth’s art can be found on her website.

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