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Elizabeth Pruitt

Elizabeth was raised in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. As a child, her Grandmother's would help her identify various wild flowers at their cabin above Oakley, Utah. This is where her love of flowers began. "I still have the book where I pressed and catagorized wild flowers that my paternal Grandmother helped me with." She began painting in her early 20's but soon children became her priority and her love of painting was an occasional hobby. As the children grew, so did her desire to expand on her art. Life has taken her to Olathe, Kansas with her husband Jim, and her three children, Brittney, Justin, and Brooke. She now enjoys the freedom to devote full time to her art. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and in the Ella Dunnegan Museum in Bolivar, MO. She has studied with master Decorative Artist, Mary Jo Leisure, Fine artists: Robert Daley,Tom Browning, Xiang Zhang, Greg Kruetz, Robert Johnson, Sherry Mcgraw, David Leffel, and Dan Gerhartz.

Publications & Industry Associations: Published by Gretchen Cagle Publications and by F& W Publications under the name of Elizabeth Hayes including "Painting Luscious Fruit" and "Painting Trees, Leaves and Foliage" She is a member of "Oil Painters of America" Associate Member. American Women Artist Member, Kansas City Art League Member, Royal Ambassador for Royal Brush Company: Published Paintings for Advertisements

Achievements & Awards:

  • 2007 "Best Still Life" at the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' society annual exhibit.
  • 2007 Accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society "Best of America" Exhibit
  • 2007 Accepted into the OPA Central Divison Annual Exhibit at Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS
  • 2007 One Woman Show May 2007 Highlands Art Gallery
  • 2007 Finalist for month of Feb in Raymar Art contest for "First years Crop"
  • 2007- Accepted into the 16th annual Oil Painter's of America National Exhibit.
  • Listed in Who's Who in Oil Painters of America.
  • Accepted into the 2007 Salon International at the Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2007 Finalist for January in Raymar Art contest for "The Black Cowboy"
  • 2006
  • "Best Still Life" at the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society annual exhibit.
  • Feature artist in "American Artist" for December 2006.
  • Feb 2006 Finalist (2 paintings)Raymar Plein Air (judged by Gregg Kreutz) "Bernardo” & “Turkish Pitcher with Yellow Roses”
  • 2005
  • Aug/Sept Two Artist Show Your Décor, Kansas City
  • 2004
  • July/Aug Still Life Show Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

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