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Woods, Elizabeth
Discipline: Painting

Elizabeth Woods was born in New Haven Connecticut in 1928, and continued to live in the state for the next 44 years. She then moved to Utah and resided there for the next 11 years. In 1983, she found her way to North Dakota. "In partial retirement, with the beauty and solitude of the prairie, my desire to paint surfaced."

Concentrating on art late in life, at the age of 66, Elizabeth made up lost time by graduating from Minot State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Art degree in painting. She has participated in a plethora of commissions, galleries, museums, and shows. She also teaches art to a variety of students.

Working in her preference of oil, Elizabeth's folk style works harkened   back to the past 76 years of her life. A preservation of events gone by. "Life has been an adventure. It still is, but now it is tempered by an aging body and the do's and don'ts and responsibilities of adult life. I want to leave a legacy and a history for future generations." 

In March 2007  Elizabeth, at age 79, completed  her thesis show and graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Art degree from the Minot State University, and has changed her painting style to abstraction. Her thesis show of abstracts was exhibited at the Taube Museum of Art in Minot during the month of March and at the Gordon Olson Library Gallery at Minot State University during the month of May 2007 . 

Elizabeth has always wanted to paint abstraction, and with her BFA degree, has been able to move from narrative objectivity to abstraction. Folk art was her focus from 1990 until the Fall of 2004 - she painted abstracts occasionally during that time - now she paints abstractions exclusively. Abstraction incorporates the more formal elements of art, and she loves the change. Elizabeth also paints current happenings, murals, special events and is available for commissions and shows.

Contact Elizabeth Woods:
P O Box 171
Minot, ND  58702

Fall Pallette on Oil
Street Light on oil
"Fall Pallette oil on Gallery wrap canvas 16x20"
"Street Light on oil 18x24"
The Woods Back Home painting
The Hills Back Home 20x16x1, oil on Gallery wrap canvas
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