Elizabeth Kincaid

"I paint images I find in nature that attract me by their abstract shapes and patterns and the way light falls on them and brings color alive. I am excited by a feeling of movement and energy in nature and colors that sing next to each other. I look for subtle color shifts and then enhance those colors in my paintings so that my work has the richness of my experience of the world about me. I see the world as a bright, scintillating network of interconnecting shapes, always moving and alive."

Elizabeth Kincaid has recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, and she is now teaching from her home classroom in Kirkland, WA. Elizabeth lived and worked in Soquel, CA, for ten years. She is originally from Seattle and lived in the Philadelphia area before moving to California.

Elizabeth has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Washington and worked for a number of years in that field. She was a graphic designer for a community college in Seattle and did freelance illustration. She has taught watercolor privately in Seattle, the Philadelphia area, and California for many years and is teaching and painting in her home studio.

She is a signature member and past board member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, and she is a member of Women Painters of Washington.

Juried Shows
Kirkland Artists Studio Tour (KAST) – 12007, 2008
Philadelphia Water Color Society Annual – 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2004
Northwest Watercolor Society Annual – 2004 and 2008
Side-By-Side Combined members show of Philadelphia Water Color Society and National Watercolor Society – 2004
California Watercolor Society Annual – 2004
Pennsylvainia Watercolor Society Annual – 1992
Santa Cruz County Open Studios – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Santa Cruz Art League American Experience National – 2004
Santa Cruz Art League Statewide Annual – 2000
Santa Cruz Art League People's Choice show – 2000
Santa Cruz Art League Horizons Show – 1999
Santa Cruz Government Center Show – 1997

Best of Show – Delaware County, PA, Art League – 1991, 1995
2nd Place, Chester County Art Association – 1995
2nd Place, Impression XIII show – 1994

Solo Shows
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis – 1999, 2002
American College, Bryn Mawr, PA – 1994
Museo Gallery, Langley, WA – annual shows 1994 through 2002
The Gallery at Centerville, Wilmington, DE – 1991, 1994
The Studio Gallery, Swarthmore, PA – 1992

Author of Paint Watercolors That Dance With Light , North Light Press, October, 2004
Splash 6, Splash 7, Splash 8 – North Light Press
Demonstrator for Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Bellevue and Seattle, WA

Teaching and Workshops
Home Studio classes and workshops, Kirkland WA
Kona, Hawaii
Spokane, WA
Victoria, BC
Santa Cruz Art League, CA
Delaware County Art League, PA
Tulare, CA
Langley, WA