A touch of emotion and the spirit of love flow through all of
Elizabeth Silk’s art, communicating unspoken, soul-felt words.
Elizabeth’s passion to reach and touch the soul is apparent in the intensity that is reflected in the eyes of her spirits and animals. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Love, compassion, pride, despair, anger, fear, introspection, understanding, intimacy, passion and freedom — all are explored in Elizabeth’s creations. Careful attention is paid to evoke a unique response from every individual that casts eyes on her work. The complexity of human emotion relays a feeling of fulfillment.
In her own words, “Love is the basic ingredient; do all things with love and your creation will be of the purest form. There is a magnificent feeling of fulfillment when seemingly from nothing appears onto canvas an image from the soul.”
Elizabeth has recently brought her sculpting ability to the direction of Spirit. As quoted by Elizabeth, “Sculpting is really exciting. The face of what I believe to be Indian Spirits changes form many times. I have to surrender and let them emerge without force. Their beings are proud and enigmatic.”
As a child, Elizabeth was raised by her grandparents in Merseyside, England (Liverpool). Her parents were an English mother and a Native American Sioux father. In her adult life, Elizabeth has followed her Native American Ancestral beliefs. She portrays American Indians not as victims, but as passionate, proud and strong. Romancing a freedom of their soul that lives through all of us, Elizabeth awakens an undaunted Spirit and allows it to emerge.
Elizabeth has studied at the Laird School of Art, Wallasey Art College, and Liverpool Polytechnic. She has shown her art in and around the United States and Europe, including the prestigious Liverpool Art Gallery. Since the mid 1990’s, Elizabeth has lived in Sedona (with her three boys), where many artists are concentrated because of the energy that is so conducive to creativity. Elizabeth’s style changed dramatically upon being introduced to Sedona, from stoic to free, by a message she received when struggling with what to promote: “Do what you love, with only love in mind, and people will want to buy it.” The first year, it proved to be so. Tourists loved her work and were moved so deeply that they wished to meet the artist personally, and she often obliged “to be able to make such a significant impression on people is terrific!”.
“I am looking for an investor to help me in getting a small ranch together (as a non-profit organization) for abused and neglected children… my life’s purpose! I know that this is just a drop in the ocean, but if I can save one child from pain in this lifetime, then I can die happy!
If you may be this “Angel of Mercy” for the children, please EMAIL me! “