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Elizabeth Gourlay

Born in: 1961

United States

Biography
Elizabeth Gourlay is an American abstract artist whose work emerges from a progressive process of layering colour, lines and forms, informed both by inner emotional states and her observation of nature and architecture. She lives and works in Chester (CT). Elizabeth Gourlay studied Drawing and Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland where she graduated in 1983, she then went to Yale University School of Art (CT) where she earned an MFA in Painting. Elizabeth Gourlay uses a wide range of mediums such as oil, flashe, acrylic, ink and graphite to create artfully simple and strong compositions. Her work usually begins with layering washes of colours, then followed by drawings elements. The colours are sharply and fully selected, using a wide range of colour palettes from almost monochromatic to greatly polychromatic. Her paintings are metaphorical: some of her pieces allude to science by illustrating experiments with coordinate planes and bar graphs. Some refer to music with shapes defining sound and colour defining volume. Furthermore, some paintings suggest history and culture with covering layers of apparent worn or shredded paper. The use of line suggests influences from Agnes Martin while her play of colour reminds Paul Klee’s work. Elizabeth Gourlay's compositions deal with order and chaos using line, colour and shape.
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Elizabeth Gourlay, Kitha 5, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Kitha 5, 2014
15 x 16 inch
Print

$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue U, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue U, 2015
6.3 x 4.3 inch
Painting

$1,352

Elizabeth Gourlay, Blue bistro ash 1, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Blue bistro ash 1, 2013
15 x 16 inch
Print

$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Tromba 3, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Tromba 3, 2016
16 x 15 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Tromba 2, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Tromba 2, 2016
16 x 15 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Winter Tulip 2, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Winter Tulip 2, 2013
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Zeri blue, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Zeri blue, 2015
8.3 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Kitha 7, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Kitha 7, 2014
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Slate red ash 1, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Slate red ash 1, 2013
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Kitha 4, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Kitha 4, 2014
38.1 x 40.6 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Tantara 1, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Tantara 1, 2013
16 x 15 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Oak red ash, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Oak red ash, 2013
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Ochre red ash, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Ochre red ash, 2013
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Slate red ash 2, Print

Elizabeth Gourlay

Slate red ash 2, 2013
15 x 16 inch
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$2,029

Elizabeth Gourlay, Broken line b, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Broken line b, 2014
9.1 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$1,285

Elizabeth Gourlay, With Lemon, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

With Lemon, 2012
12.2 x 12.2 inch
Painting

$2,434

Elizabeth Gourlay, Subulo 1, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Subulo 1, 2013
12.2 x 12.2 inch
Painting

$2,434

Elizabeth Gourlay, Open letter with 4 forms, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

Open letter with 4 forms, 2012
40.2 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$10,143

Elizabeth Gourlay, 4 over 8, Painting

Elizabeth Gourlay

4 over 8, 2014
40.2 x 30.3 inch
Painting

$7,439

Elizabeth Gourlay, Broken line blue, Drawing

Elizabeth Gourlay

Broken line blue, 2014
9.1 x 9.1 inch
Drawing

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