Elspeth Hart is an artist living and working in North Vancouver BC Canada. She studied Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria prior to graduating from the Graphic Design Program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She worked as Graphic Designer and began freelancing after starting her family. Her Art Education continued with painting classes at ECUAD and workshops with local and international artists. Her work has been exhibited locally and is held in private and municipal collections.
The mountains and trails of the North Shore are my playground and my inspiration. My paintings are created through a culmination of experience and memory of these natural spaces. For me landscape painting does not merely entail creating visual representations. The natural world provides a rich narrative source of life's mysteries of; emergence, transformation, life and decay. I am particularly interested in painting waterscapes to explore these ideas and metaphors; what is in a reflection, what lies on the surface and what lies beneath. I work in layers moving between chaos and order hoping to capture the momentary beauty.