About the Art
Growing up in Chester Elizabeth spent a lot of time with her grandma who was a very artistic and eccentric lady, whose home contained an abundance of creative opportunities in the form fabrics, art, accessories, costume jewellery and fun. Inspired by these early years Elizabeth followed a career in art and design, graduating with a First Class Honors in Fashion and Textiles then attaining a Masters in Digital Art.
Elizabeth has worked on a great variety of creative projects whilst pursuing a career as an artist. She has sold locally, nationally and internationally and is able to work in different styles and techniques to meet clients briefs. Her love of textures and exploring different materials enables her to develop fresh and contemporary art work suitable for most interiors
She now specialises in producing commissions and large element of her practice is spent working on commissioned paintings which are inspired by her contemporary canvas range. These are exhibited in the Commissioning Room at Watergate Street Gallery. Amongst this variety Elizabeth also focuses on her own personal art work which you can view on this website under E J Macdonald and this is inspired by her environment from country florals to seascapes. She sells this work through galleries and art fairs. Her defined style embraces an abstract perspective of her subjects which is translated onto canvas and paper with energy and a desire to communicate the emotion or connection she experiences with the subject during her paintings. Often a painting will be worked on for weeks with many layers of paint until she feels it is complete. Her work is researched using sketches, photography and collage with sketchbooks which ensures her originality and records ideas and inspiration.
If you would like to see more of her work or make an appointment to discuss a commission please contact her by email, or browse through her gallery of art for sale. She is usually at Watergate Street Gallery on Fridays and is happy to meet you there.
Over the last twenty years Elizabeth has developed a successful career as a full-time artist. During this time, she has worked with different clients on creative projects but has also developed part of her practise to promote art for wellbeing. Through her own personal experiences, she advocates the positive power of art in providing mindfulness during physical and mental recovery, long term illness and stressful times. Her practice has led her to work with developing Creative Tool Kits to support people living with dementia both as an activity and communication tool.
She now works on a series of art of wellbeing events run locally and with corporate clients. She also delivers workshops and paint nights in partnership with Watergate Street Gallery in Chester to raise funds for some of the Wellbeing activities. This work is under Superstreet Gallery and her colleague Lou Flood manages many aspects of this whilst also developing her creative practice.
Due to Covid it has been impossible to continue the programme of events of 2019/2020 but this website covers some of what has been achieved and will shortly list the workshops and events for 2021.