“A celebration of the world around us...”
Hello! My name is Elizabeth Kate Cooper (AKA Lizzie), and my passion as a Christian artist is to create works that celebrate the beauty and complexity of the beautiful fauna and flora of God's incredible creation. As an Australian artist, most of my work boasts the beauty of Australian sceneries (particularly in the Central Queensland area), as well as the unique animals, birds and flowers of this incredible country. I love working with a pallet knife to recreate the energy and flow of stunning landscapes on my larger acrylic on canvas works, as well as sitting down to the finer details of character and specific features in my watercolour and ink fauna and flora works.
MY JOURNEY AS AN ARTIST
I started out my career as an allied health professional, having the privilege of working with a wonderful, dedicated team in a regional hospital for a number of years. In November 2020, our precious daughter was born prematurely, and we lost her three weeks later. Painting was one of the ways I managed to stay focused on the beauty there still was in the world around me, despite the fact that our little angel was no longer with us. Though our beautiful little Anna will never be far from my heart, God has bought so much good through her short life, including the opportunity for me to launch my career as an artist. I believe art really is a God-given gift to bring so much healing, as we allow our soul the space to breathe and express our deepest emotions. As such, I so value the opportunity to bring joy and peace and awe into the homes of my clients through my works, as well as share the experience of creative expression in my classes.
Growing up in the suburbs of Brisbane, the breathtaking sceneries and exquisite colour and vibrancy in the fauna and flora of the Australian bush is absolutely captivating to me. Since moving to the Rockhampton area when I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2015, I have loved exploring the surrounding area on camping trips, bike rides, and long runs. I'm very blessed to have a husband (and a puppy) that loves camping, and amazing friends that come along for early morning training sessions on the bike and pounding the pavement!
When I'm not painting in the studio, I'm usually helping my husband with his landscaping business. I also love being a part of our local church as part of the worship band, and just growing and encouraging each other in our relationship with our God. In my spare time, I love having coffee with my friends, long afternoon walks with my little buddy Bella, and training for the next triathlon in the season. I am also incredibly privileged to be the honourary 'aunty' for many of my friends little ones, and spending time with them is an absolute joy!