Vostok, Epica, Kilimajaro, Greenland, 2009. Liz Ward. Watercolor on paper, 42 x 14 3/4”.
Elizabeth Ward is a Texas-based artist and faculty member at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she teaches painting, drawing, issues in contemporary art, outdoor studio, and various other classes. She has been awarded tenure and lives in Castroville with her family.
Ward’s work, shown in the Betty Moody Gallery in Houston, Texas, often consists of delicate layers of watercolor and a special mineral that shimmers just enough to give the surfaces a mysterious, magical quality. As an environmentalist, Ward often deals with earth and water tones and imagery in her pieces, many of them looking like glacier melts, topographical maps, or cross-sections of the earth’s crust.
I’m honored to have been a student of Liz’s several times over, and hope to work with her this coming year at Trinity for my part of the senior show! She’s a wonderful person and a fantastic educator (not to mention a great artist). I highly encourage those in Houston to go have a look at Liz’s work when it’s showing at the Betty Moody Gallery! (At the intersection of Ferndale and Colquitt).