Elizabeth Lennie lives and practices in mid-town Toronto. She works with oil paint on canvas, layering thin washes with thicker impasto. The images are often figurative and explore the memory myth of summer. The paintings are the map of her world, in both abstract and narrative form. She looks for archetypes, in an attempt to explore notions of self and community within the resonance of shared memory. By isolating and extracting vibrant colors in a signature soft-focus style, the memory myth of summer is explored and journaled in a series of liquid landscapes on canvas.
Her paintings are collected both nationally and internationally, and are included in the collections of the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame, the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, Naples Grande Hotel Florida, Centre Hospital San Francisco.