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 20 artworks

  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Abundance (diptych)
    122 x 214 cm oil on linen $12,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Field Guide to Wildflowers
    30 x 27.5 cm Watercolour and pencil on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Zinnias and Dahlias
    32 x 28 cm Watercolour and pencil on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Freesias from the Paddock
    30 x 28 cm watercolour on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The Beginning of Spring
    92 x 82 cm oil on linen $4,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Roses Never Smelled as Sweet
    107 x 107 cm oil on linen $4,900.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The Summer Season
    71 x 71 cm oil on linen $4,000.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Summer Bouquet Study
    31 x 26 cm oil on linen $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

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

    Studio Table Spring
    57 x 38.5 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

    Plant drawings and foraged foliage
    123 x 152 cm oil on linen $7,200.00