Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire.
Mixed Media
11 x 14 x 2


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Elizabeth St. Hilaire, “Respite”
11 x 14  |  collage of hand-painted papers  |  $610.00  |  shipping included  |  2″ gallery-wrapped, finished edge

This new Plein Air collage was created on the bank of Oak Creek with her easel precariously balanced on tree roots and sand. oothed by the sounds of the creek, St. Hilaire started with an acrylic underpainting and then switched her custom setup for collage application.

“It started out very quiet with no one around; I was granted permission by the host at Manzanita Campground to come in and paint the creek. As the day progressed, there were more and more people, kids, dogs, fly fisherman, who came down to the bank of the creek and couldn’t help but to sneak a peek at what I was doing. Luckily by the time my little secret spot became a real congregation point, I was finished!” ~Elizabeth

Elizabeth’s work is created from torn tidbits of papers that are hand-painted with Golden Artist Colors with a plethora of techniques she teaches in her in-person and online workskhops. Last week Elizabeth facilitated a live Zoom workskhop for the Sedona Arts Center where she demonstrated her painting paper techniques for students and produced the specific colors she would need for the Sedona landscape.


This work is part of the 16th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival – a festival unlike anything that we have ever done before! A first-of-its-kind, an all-woman festival, presented completely online October 24 – 31, 2020.

Each artist will be sending in work from their own diverse locations for presentation in the Arts Center’s online Gallery. At the conclusion of the festival week, well known plein air artist Lyn Boyer of Colorado will conduct an online awards ceremony.

Artists will submit new work as it is completed, accompanied by short narratives describing their selection of place and/or their creative process. Works from the festival will be available for purchase from Oct 25 – Nov 30, 2020.

Online presentations allow for rich content that could not otherwise be experienced. Art lovers will be able to immerse themselves in presentations from their favorite artists throughout the festival. From live demonstrations, to short videos created by our festival artists all across the country, to an online gallery of new works updated daily.

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