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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Elizabeth Veldey

Worthington Area Art League, Inc.
Home 3275 Foxcroft Dr County: Delaware
Lewis Center Ohio 43035 United States
Home Phone: 6142147400 Website: EVeldeyArt


Elizabeth Veldey is a Midwesterner, having lived in IA, IN, MI, IL, and now Columbus, OH.  After a forty-six year career in banking where there was no time for creative pursuits, she retired to paint.  The McConnell Art Center has been her art educational hub.  There, she built foundations in drawing and painting under the guidance of many central Ohio artists before going her own way. 

Elizabeth’s work has been juried into many competitions and has won awards in regional venues such as the Bryn Du Mansion, Studios on High, Inniswood Metro Gardens, High Road Gallery, McConnell Arts Center, and the Ohio State Fair – Fine Arts.

Elizabeth also maintains large horticultural collections of 500 hosta and 250 daylily varieties that sometimes feature in her paintings.


Artist Statement

My work is a search for tranquility, a quiet moment.

I am drawn to explore the beauty and complexity of small things – the textures and patterns of plants, pathways, patterns on sand after the tide is out, lichens on tree bark.  Painting vignettes of what I see along a path is a search for serenity and an extension of my long-time interest in plant collecting and gardening.  To me, painting small details is a contemplative process.  It takes time to draw a subject so completely that it looks finished, then glaze with many layers of color to create deep, transparent hues.  

I paint people, too – but not in the context of a portrait.  I like to capture moments when people are engaged in work, play, or even just thinking.   In the end, I would like viewers to ponder what my subjects might be thinking.