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Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Canadian

Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the liquid landscapes of northern Ontario and the aqua waters of the Caribbean. I work with oil paint on canvas, layering thin washes with thicker impasto, occasionally working on wood panel and incorporating cold wax and graphite. The images are often figurative and explore the memory myth of summer, and the dual reality of the Canadian hot and cold climate. The paintings are the map of my world, in both abstract and narrative form. I look for archetypes, in an attempt to explore notions of self and community within the resonance of shared memory. It is the past/present/future illusion that I seek to define in my work. This drives me to explore and paint the same image repeatedly, looking for an entry point into the subconscious, occasionally scratching notes into the paint as symbols to carry the work forward. By isolating and extracting vibrant colors in a signature soft-focus style, a utopian childhood is recalled, creating the memory myth of shared experience here on earth. "How remarkable it is that you have chosen as two of your recurring themes, swimming in summer in the Canadian Shield, and skating on those same lakes when winter descends. Remarkable because you have lived your whole life in Canada, in Ontario even, and yet you have understood what is best about the place where you live. Most people have to move far away to figure that sort of thing out. They can only understand the nature of the mountain when they have seen it from the plain. You, my dear friend, have the wisdom to see the beauty of where you are, while you are there, and that ability is as rare as...the world becoming a skating rink over which you can fly." —Johnny Wales, Sado Island, Japan

(Biography provided by Eisenhauer Gallery)
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Artist:Elizabeth Lennie
"Aqua Vita" oil painting of a woman in a green bathing suit swimming underwater
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pool At Night 3" oil painting of a woman swimming in purple-blue evening water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pool At Night 8" oil painting of a woman swimming in purple-blue evening water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pool At Night 5" oil painting of a woman swimming in purple-blue evening water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pool At Night 7" oil painting of a woman swimming in purple-blue evening water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Low Tide" Painterly Depiction of People Walking on Beach
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
"Low Tide" Painterly Depiction of People Walking on Beach Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The re-construction of radiant moments that exist in memo...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"The Summer Years" oil painting of two parents and two children in the water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Night Swim" oil painting of a woman wading in a swimming pool at night
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Neutral Bouyancy" oil painting of a woman snorkeling under pastel blue water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Deep Summer Revisited" Abstract oil painting of figures in the water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Abstract oil painting of figures in the water. Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define th...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Mythography 140" oil painting of a man swimming in green and blue water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Blue Skies 3" oil painting of a girl flipping in the air with blue sky behind
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Freestyle 2" oil painting of a girl flipping off a diving board into water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Mythography 162" abstract oil painting of a woman in water in a neutral palette
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Abstract Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Ordinary Miracles" Abstract oil painting of kids in umber, grey, blue water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Oil painting of kids floating in umber, grey and blue water. Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in me...
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2010s Abstract Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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Canvas, Oil

"Blue Skies 3" oil painting of a girl flipping in the air with blue sky behind
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Category

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Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Pool At Night 8" oil painting of a woman swimming in purple-blue evening water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Mythography 162" abstract oil painting of a woman in water in a neutral palette
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
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Category

2010s Abstract Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Night Swim" oil painting of a woman wading in a swimming pool at night
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"The Summer Years" oil painting of two parents and two children in the water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Neutral Bouyancy" oil painting of a woman snorkeling under pastel blue water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Oil

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"Tethys" oil painting of a woman with brown hair diving with teal-green water
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Located in Edgartown, MA
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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"Mythography 158" oil painting of a brown haired girl swimming up to the surface
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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"How To Do a Fly Dive" Abstract oil painting of people at pool in pastel colors
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Abstract oil painting of people at a pool in pastel pink, green and blues. Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments th...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Ocean Swim" vertical abstract oil painting of woman diving in light blue water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Oil

"Mythography 175" oil painting of a mother and two kids standing, abstract back
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
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"Mythography 178" oil painting of boy running in blue swim trunks, blue sky
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Located in Edgartown, MA
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"Wedding Plans" oil painting of a boy and girl jumping into the water, side view
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Oil

"Mythography 177" oil painting of a boy and girl jumping off a diving board
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Located in Edgartown, MA
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2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Blue Skies 1" oil painting of a girl flipping in the air with blue sky behind
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Mythography 173" oil painting of a woman swimming under the water
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Study for Michaela’s Pool" oil painting of a woman in the pool with sunglasses
By Elizabeth Lennie
Located in Edgartown, MA
Water has been the backdrop to the significant events in my life. The reconstruction of radiant moments that exist in memory define the images I choose to paint, of swimming in the l...
Category

2010s Elizabeth Lennie Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Elizabeth Lennie paintings for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Elizabeth Lennie paintings for sale. If you’re looking for a way to add color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find Elizabeth Lennie's art in oil paint, paint, canvas and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Elizabeth Lennie paintings, so small editions measuring 8 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Alice Teichert, Aron Hill and Judith Berry. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $395 and tops out at $4,200, while the average work can sell for $2,700.