Artist Reception: Elizabeth Steele

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This May, we are pleased to host, Recent Work: Paintings & Monotypes, an exhibit by artist Elizabeth Steele. View the exhibit on display on the 1st & 2nd Floors from Fri. 5/3 through Tues. 5/28.

You're invited! Join the artist for a reception at the library on Sat. 5/4 between 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. No registration.


Elizabeth Steele is an artist who has lived on the Connecticut shoreline since 1990. She is from Cleveland, Ohio, and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art before moving to Connecticut and completing her BA in Studio Art at Southern CT State University.  

After graduation, Elizabeth held many jobs in the field of art, among them textile design (Remington Apparel) Color and Color Consultant (Cesar Pelli and Associates), and art teacher (Guilford Art Center, Creative Arts Workshop). She is a member of the Guilford Art League and the Willoughby Wallace Library Keyes Gallery Art Committee. A few of the artists who have most influenced her work are Richard Diebenkorn, Hans Hoffmann, and Michael Mew. Since 2006, she has been employed by the Peabody Museum and spends her free time traveling, cooking, and painting.  

Elizabeth’s paintings are included in private and public collections in the US and Europe.  

Current commissions include murals for the Dawnland Quinnipiac Museum in Guilford, Connecticut, and the New York Historical Society. 


"I would describe my artistic process as an experimental, “anything goes” way of working- constantly working with and combining new and different media with the goal of achieving different moods through the use of saturated color layers, often combined with collage elements.  My work, while often abstract, aims to juxtapose realistic elements within more ethereal backdrops. I am inspired by exploring different cities and landscapes and finding new ways to translate those experiences into creative visual expression."—Elizabeth Steele

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