Elizabeth Cain has been called a painter’s painter. Her work may be best categorized as “abstract expressionism” but she clearly has her own voice. As an observer of her environment she is old-fashion in a sense that she paints what she sees. Because Cain is not a representational painter she is free to combine observation with her own internalized marks. Cain is a gestural painter and a rigorous formalist who manipulates her oils with brushes and cards, building her paintings up in layers. The work is lush and provocative with hidden passages and oblique references to the natural world we both see and feel.
Education: MFA & BFA University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM
United States Treasury Department, Atlanta, GA
Coca-Cola, USA Atlanta, GA