Artist Statement

ElizabethMatthews_Bio

Elizabeth Matthews lives and works in the Washington, DC metro area with a studio near her home in Reston, VA. She was born in Salt Lake City and taught art in the Utah school system for ten years and her education includes an M.Ed. in teaching and learning from Utah State University; a BFA from Brigham Young University in painting and drawing; a K-12 teaching certification as well as a gifted and talented endorsement.

Salt Lake Community College has chosen to include her work in their respected art collection. Her work is currently on view at the October 2021 exhibit at the Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA and was awarded an honorable mention. Earlier this year she received a “Painting of Exceptional Merit” artist award from Rehoboth Art League (2021). Other distinctions include an FY21 EMGRR artist award from ArtsFairfax (2020); solo exhibits at Bountiful Davis Art Center (2020) and Finch Lane Gallery (2019); and with painting awards at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Gallery (2020) and the Springville Museum of Art (2017).


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