Warm welcome to Elizabeth McLaurin to the LP Collective. I am so excited to be representing Elizabeth and her beautiful work. Her landscapes are so serene and inviting. She describes, “These winter landscapes are a reminder of the importance of seasons rest, in preparation for the busier times.”
Learn more about Elizabeth in our quick Q&A and make sure to check back in this Wednesday, March 4th at 9 am est. as 10 exclusive works on canvas by Elizabeth are launching on lizapruitt.com.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ART JOURNEY? WHEN DID YOU START?
While I’ve been creative & crafty my whole life, I began painting with oil paints in high school, and soon decided to become a Painting major at Texas Christian University! Their art program is fantastic! During my junior year at TCU, I began painting landscapes, and knew that this was what I truly wanted to do. I’ve been growing my art business for just over three years, and have seen it grow and change so much, and hope that it continues to do so. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing!
WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION FROM?
My inspiration for my landscapes comes from my family farm in South Texas, and the surrounding areas. It is a place I go to as an escape, and where I find the most peace and feel the most at home. The goal with my paintings is to bring that same sense of peace, and that same sense of home, to the walls of my collectors’ homes. I am particularly drawn to the changes that a single place can experience, from the time of day, to the weather and seasons, to the specific way the light is shining that day. I could paint the same place 1000 times, and it would always look different!
DESCRIBE YOUR DAY TO DAY?
I am definitely an early bird - I’ve found the morning hours are my most productive, so I take advantage of a fresh day, and spend my morning in my studio working on paintings for different projects and clients. I do have a part-time job at a bakery here in Fort Worth called Hurley House, and it is truly the best of both worlds! I’ve been able to craft a schedule that works perfectly to fit in my creative work and the job at the bakery. When I’m not working in my studio or at the bakery, I love to cook and bake for my husband and others! We love to host our family and friends over for dinner, which has become one of the real joys in my life.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN! I LOVE DALLAS/FORT WORTH. FAVORITE SHOPS, THINGS TO DO!
While I was born and raised in Houston, I’ve made Fort Worth my home. I call it the Biggest Small Town in Texas. It is the perfect mix of casual, small-town charm, but with the amenities of a big city. Fort Worthians are relaxed, kind, and glad to be here, and I am proud to call it my home! Fort Worth is home to some of the finest art museums. My favorite one to visit is the Kimbell - they often have shows featuring major works from some of my favorite Impressionistic artists such as Degas, Monet, and so many others. I could spend hours wandering through Central Market, an upscale grocery store, and when it’s a nice day, you’ll find me somewhere on the sprawling patio at Joe T. Garcia’s, with some fajitas on my plate and a cold margarita in my hand.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST IDEAL FRIDAY NIGHT?
I love to ease into the weekend with reading a good book in the afternoon (which often turns into a nap haha!), and as soon as my husband gets home from work, you’ll usually find us at our favorite local spots, Winslow’s Wine Cafe for dinner and a drink or two. We finish off the night with some frozen custard from Curley’s and head home to catch up on our shows from the week.
WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR 2020?!
Growth! My goal is to always aim to grow in all areas. Developing my business alongside pushing the boundaries of my creativity are two processes that go hand in hand. My overarching goal for the year is to expand my reach beyond Texas and expand my client base nationwide. I’d love to create two large bodies of work before the end of the year, and expand upon the embroidered linen items and a line of paper goods that I began offering this past holiday season! Also, my mom has been begging me to make a calendar for years, so that is also right at the top of my list!