Each of Elizabeth’s paintings is an invitation to enter a story. Her paintings are full of powerful gesture, elegantly balanced with a back drop of calm. This dichotomy has emerged as a through line in her work.
Elizabeth begins a painting by writing a thought or intent on the canvas written in charcoal. She then paints into the charcoal, literally casting her words into the foundation of the piece. Layers build, locking depth and feeling into a structure that stimulates the imagination. Wiseman's paintings are rendered carefully, and often evolve through several iterations before reaching completion. Her finished canvases convey a mature, elegant sense of structural balance.
Elizabeth was raised in Tacoma Washington “…where fog heavy mornings held the perfumes of old growth forest, and sea salt air mingled with arsenic fumes that belched from the local saw mills. In the 60’s, a single Douglas Fir could fill a logging truck.”
Elizabeth Studied at Cornish Institute in Seattle, and went on to earn a degree in theater at Ecole International de Jacques Leqoc in Paris France. A long career in theater is evident in her work. She lives in Santa Fe New Mexico.