Elizabeth Earley is an abstract colorist painter working predominantly in oil paint with the large works and gouache in the smaller pieces. Her autonomous work is mostly inspired by the concept of ‘catching’ the metaphysical in relationships both physical and psychological.
I find the process and the fluidity of painting exciting and compelling, it allows me to explore, on canvas, bringing forth the metaphysical experiences of life. Hence, the content of the paintings revolve around my desire to convey the unspoken and often intangible and unseen metaphysical elements in our daily life. This includes our relationships, with ourselves and others, and our responses to the natural world. Simplifying the forms and using colour to depict non-linear space, I find certain archetypes and symbols, such as the circle, are referenced and appear time and time again. I go back to the circle when I don't want to get caught up in complicated form. It's one of the simplest of organic forms - iconic and profound...no beginning no end, sacred...the shape of our planets, stars, ours cells...our world, and it's perfect for holding the extraordinary colour combinations that I'm exploring. I'm attracted to the visually powerful, whether macro or micro and strive to re-create the emotional hit. I want my paintings to connect us to our inner selves via a visual stirring of the familiar, albeit in an unfamiliar context, as a reminder that we are more than mere physical.