Elizabeth Ricketson

Artist’s Biography

A graduate of Providence College with a BA in English, Elizabeth Ricketson has always had a love of literature and the fine arts. In the 1990s, she studied figure drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design spending years dedicated to understanding human form, movement and anatomy.

Freelance writer for DailyUV / HereCast. Blog titled “It’s Complicated.”  Elizabeth’s essays focus on life experiences and life in Vermont. Essays available for consideration.

Painting and the exploration of color have become her passion in recent years. Exploring abstract expressionism has opened up a whole new way for Elizabeth to develop her paintings and approach to all of her work. Marrying her abstract style with representational themes while describing the usual with unusual color choices has become the definition of her work.  She frequently begins each piece with an acrylic wash, manipulating the color and direction which results in the final expression of her under painting. She employs everything from a paper towel to her hands to optimize the final depth of color and subject. Elizabeth works primarily in acrylic and oil.

Elizabeth Ricketson works and resides in South Pomfret, VT with her husband Jon and her dog Cub.

Artist’s Statement

“Celebration of Color”

Living life with color, vibrancy, freedom and reinvention as is reflected in this series of my contemporary paintings. Color is fascinating to me whether it is the actual mixing of color or the decisions of compositional placement on a canvas to create a powerful image. How people react to color is always of interest to me. Reactions are inherently inspirational! Color leads me to new and exciting combinations allowing me to interpret everything from a stack of plastic chairs to a dancer in Nairobi.

Contact Information

To inquire about Elizabeth’s work, commissions and pricing please email Elizabeth at

Please find a selection of her work and images on her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_ricketson/

Artist’s Gallery