“As a multi media artist, I work with many different materials, but whatever the medium, my hand and heart creates a work that is uniquely mine whatever the media, theme or intent. Many years of teaching as well as stages in life touched by personal and even global events have influenced my art. I find that my work is seasonally dependent. Preferences of media are strongly influenced by my immediate environment whether I am working in my studio or outdoors. The natural environment never fails to inspire me. My concerns for climate crisis, memories of growing up on a farm, gardening, hiking or simply admiring nature’s beauty and nourishing qualities all influence my work. “
“Part of the reason I frequently chose to use found materials is because I feel strongly about being environmentally responsible as an artist. Creating work using found materials is always an honest and all consuming voyage of discovery. I enjoy the surprising twists and turns along the way as I discover new relationships between my work and myself. I also find that I learn and experience so much more by alternating and often combining different media. Frequently, an experience with one medium leads to fresh insights that can be applied to another medium. Art like life is an adventure to be relished and shared. “
Elizabeth D’Amico has an extensive background and many years teaching art both in public and private schools on all levels including university. She now focuses on art full time and teaches occasionally. As a mixed media artist, Elizabeth’s body of work includes painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, and sculpture. Her work is exhibited regularly in regional exhibitions and can be found in collections locally and nationally.
In addition to being a long time member of AVA, Elizabeth is a continuing member of NH Art Association, a former long time member of the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and a signature member of the National Collage Society. She has served as a Board Member for the Center for the Arts – Lake Sunapee Region and former coordinator of its Visual Arts Guild and continues to be an active artist member. Her education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and a Masters degree from Columbia University with additional graduate studies at the Hartt School of Music. She lives with her husband, Andrew, in Springfield, NH where her Protectworth Gallery and Studio are open by appointment.