About Me

A Fantasia of Dark & Elegant Art

 

I’m Elizabeth Eleanor Davis, a visual artist from Orlando, Florida. I’m a bit of a history geek, an absolute music junkie, and a sucker for rose gardens. I love to travel, spend time with my friends, sling an awful pun, and hang out in my beautiful home with my husband, Geoff, and my amazing puppy, Zelda. I typically do all of this in big black stompy boots, which I can’t seem to have too many of!

 

I’ve always been “artsy” in one form or another. I used to sketch comic book characters instead of paying attention in math class. I have some formal art and art history education, but am largely self taught. I’ve done a little of this and that over the years, from hair accessories to jewelry. But in 2012 I discovered a box of paints my parents had given me years before in a closet. I broke those suckers out and the rest is history. I was hooked. I began showing my paintings in 2013, and since then have showed around the Central Florida area in galleries, art bars, festivals, and museums. When Geoff and I bought our beautiful home in 2016, we made sure it had a dedicated studio filled with all the light and space I need to work there all week long!

 

I enjoy being versatile with my art. I love working exclusively in black and white, and then jumping right back in to bold color for the next piece. My art is a reflection of my travels, my inspirations, and my aesthetic ideals. Each piece has a personal connection to me. I enjoy contrast and shadow, darkness, rich color, curves, and movement. I am a history and literature buff, love dark, brooding music, tragically flawed characters, and the ideas of rebirth and reinvention. I think this often comes across in my work. The need to create is compulsory. If I am not in the middle of an art project, I’m pretty miserable. In addition to painting, I do a little freelance writing and creative consulting. I am a firm believer in “finding your tribe” and have been lucky in surrounding myself with other creative types. We have a circle we like to call Goth Church, and we meet monthly to discuss our projects and bounce ideas off one another. It always feels good to share tips and learn from others!

 

Want to know more? Some other fun facts about me:

 

  1. I am an absolute music junkie. I simply can’t go 24 hours without music in my life. I love dark, brooding, electronic music most, but I also love a little punk rock, Dixieland jazz (who knew?), Irish Folk, and classical music. I am completely enamored with all things Beethoven.

  2. I am a sucker for roses. I know they may seem cliche, but I never get over them. My favorites are Circus roses, those bright yellow ones with the orange tips. Rose gardens take my breath away. My favorite is Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in the Regent’s Park, London.

  3. I love classic lit. You know all those boring, dusty old novels you wanted to kill yourself over reading in high school? Yeah, those are my jam. I’m a lit nerd.

  4. I have an unhealthy obsession for big, black boots, and if i could live in them 24/7 I totally would.

  5. My middle name is my grandmother’s name. She was an amazing lady and the family matriarch. I think about her often and miss the sound of her sweet voice.  

 

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