May and June, 2017.
Elisabeth Thomson– Artist Statement:
Art has always played an important role in my life. I’ve enjoyed taking art classes throughout school and have always sketched and painted in my spare time. My friends all knew that they could find me working in the art room during lunch hours at high-school; I just couldn’t get enough!
It was only in the past five years though that I’ve truly developed my love for painting with acrylics and mixed media. Inspired by landscapes and wildlife, I incorporate different textures and many bold colours into my work. I find inspiration for art in the surrounding area. Often times I will see something that inspires me while driving, which always leads me back to my paints and blank canvas.
I grew up in the Westport area and have since followed my career as a chiropractor to Carleton place where I own a clinic, Abundance Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. I still make lots of time to paint and explore my creative side. Art for me is a fabulous way to de-stress, and unclutter my busy mind. My techniques are always growing and changing and I find this to be one of the most exciting features of my art journey.
More recently I have been leading local Paint Nights. I love being a part of others art experiences and have discovered that helping others to explore their creative side is one of my biggest passions in life. I think it’s important for all of us to tap into our creative sides. Whether you’re interested in visual arts, music, dance, or gardening, I encourage you to be creative and to never hold back.