Elizabeth Barnett

Elizabeth Barnett

  • Artist’s Statement

    Elizabeth Barnett’s vibrant still life paintings introduce exotic and visually compelling
    botanicals to domestic scenes of treasured objects, books and furniture. This
    introduction gives new dimension to Barnett’s intimate still life scenes. Her subjects do
    not sit flat upon the canvas, but instead reach up from it, enlivened by the wild and
    natural world. This liveliness belies the ‘stillness’ of still life painting and along with
    Barnett’s painterly gestures of shadow, line and colour creates a visual dynamism
    reaches beyond tradition. Barnett’s revisioning of tradition, similarly plays to perceptions
    of domesticity and daily life. Far from a sense of duty or routine, there is an implicit
    celebration of the everyday in Barnett’s work. In a bustling cosmopolitan world Barnett
    draws her viewer into scenes of daily life at her Macedon studio and its bushland
    surrounds, offering a gentle and wondrous escape.

    Elizabeth Barnett studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking at The Victorian College of
    the Arts, Melbourne 2002-2004; a Bachelor Fine Arts Honours - Printmaking, RMIT,
    Melbourne, 2006; a Masters of Arts- Illustration, Camberwell College of Art, London,
    2008-2009; and was awarded the Collie Print Trust scholarship at the Australian Print
    Workshop in 2006. Barnett founded Schoolhouse Studios Inc with Alice Glenn in 2010, a
    not-for-profit artist studios complex in the former St. Joseph’s Technical College in
    Abbotsford.

Showing 1–12 of 31 artworks

  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Winter Walk Gathered Gum and Wattle
    41 x 35.5 cm oil on linen $2,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Wattle in a Passata Jar with Lemon
    41 x 35.5 cm oil on linen Sold
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The Quiet Year II
    41 x 35.5 cm oil linen Sold
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Truth and Teapot II
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Citrus
    57 x 38 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Studio table and the end of the day
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Lemon wattle and Books
    57 x 38 cm watercolour on paper Sold
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Truth and teapot
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper Sold
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Studio Table Spring
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The quiet year
    41 x 35 cm oil on linen Sold
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Full moon in the ranges
    36 x 31 cm oil on linen $1,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Early spring in pastel
    41 x 35 cm oil on linen Sold