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Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez

 Elizabeth was born in April of 1984 in a small town of Chihuahua, Mexico; the youngest daughter of two professors, her dad also a local poet and writer. She had an early fascination for art and music; however, she did not develop a passion for painting until the age of eight when she was given her first set of oils by an artist and family friend. From there she established a comfortable relationship with this medium. Among her family library where the illustrations of famous Mexican muralists and some sub-realist artist from whom she would study and emulate for years until a more formal training from local art teachers. Because of where she lived she was particularly exposed to religious art. She recalls going into dark basements in cathedrals and looked closely to paintings of Virgin Mary with velvet-like skin surrounded by angels in cramped poses and with almost no-bone like bodies. These would later influence her ideas on figure painting. 

In 2003, she moves to United States with a scholarship to continue her formal art education. As a student, she was first introduced to abstract and acrylic painting by Florida artist Catherine Dawning and Korean artist Hyunmee Lee; after that she would use both acrylic and oil in her art and would infatuate texture and mark making in her work. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelor in Studio Arts. She now lives in Spanish Fork, Utah with her husband, daughter, son, and cat. Elizabeth’s has adopted the figurative style of her first teachers. Even after her academic training, Elizabeth has also preserved a naivetes quality on her work by her first self-tough painting years. Her art is a dialogue between the unconscious and the customary mind. She speaks of the conventional days from a poetical and almost sacred view. Her paintings appeared to come from a place where love and irony are intimately entwined and at peace. 

Additional Info

  • Hometown Spanish Fork, Utah
  • Website www.elizabethsanchezart.com
  • Instagram @elizabeth_sanchez_art