Saturday, January 8, 2011

Elizabeth Ganji

Name: Elizabeth Ganji PSA
Bio: Elizabeth Ganji is a self-taught artist specializing in soft-pastel. When she decided to pursue a BSc in Business from Montana State University, Bozeman, she had no concept of how the business knowledge gained would contribute to starting a career in fine art. Years spent in Montana intensified her interest in the West and its wildlife, inspiring her to paint full time. In 2004 a weekend workshop with Teresa Saia introduced Elizabeth to pastels. The immediacy of pastels allowed her to paint while raising a family, thus launching her artistic career. Elizabeth lives with her husband and two sons in southwest Washington. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), as well as a member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC), Northwest Pastel Society (NPS), and Women Artists of the West (WAOW).
Deborah Secor conducted an in-depth interview with Elizabeth in the February 2011 issue of the Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel, oil. Her support tends to be La Carte, sometimes Wallis or Art Spectrum. Pastels are CretaColor for dark underpainting, Sennelier, and Ludwig.
Subjects: Equine, Landscapes, Wildlife.
Style: Vigorous, almost expressionist, but representational none the less. I don’t know how close Elizabeth gets to the grizzly bears that she paints, but I hope she works fast.
Navigation: Main menu remains at side of page. This is a clever website, with everything accessible from the home page.
Gallery: Equine; Landscapes; Wildlife; Works in oil; Gicléé.
Image View: Each gallery opens in a slideshow of thumbnails that run along the bottom of the viewer. These may be viewed (and enlarged further) individually, or in a slideshow. Title medium and size is usually displayed alongside. Download is discouraged. Lazy Afternoon is 17 x 25 ins.
Demo/Blog/Facebook/Twitter/EBay/Flickr: No.

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