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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Elizabeth McGhee

Elizabeth McGhee

Artist Statement
I often turn to humor to address serious or controversial subjects in my artwork. With my still life paintings of toys I am examining how symbols are interpreted by individuals and through the lens of cultural dogma. My intention is not to promote a particular concept or ideal, but to inspire analysis and contemplation in my viewers.

And through my portrait series modernizing ancient Greek myths, I explore how our digital age relates to archetypal stories that have been passed down through the millennia.

Elizabeth McGhee is a native of southern California, from a family of artists from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Scotland, as well as the local Laguna Beach art scene. She is currently represented by Don Beres Gallery and

A figurative oil painter trained in the classical realist tradition, she graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. Elizabeth has also studied with Marc Trujillo, Sergio Sanchez, John Brosio, Jason Dowd, and master painter Lance Richlin.

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