Having been raised in Minnesota, and later moving to California to study fine art at Laguna College of Art and Design, I take inspiration from what I love most: fantasy, art, vigilante heroes, exploration, and a passion to create. In my work, I express a sense of hope combined with loss; a willingness to fight met with the fear of failure. To accomplish these emotions, I use chiaroscuro to envelop my subjects in deep shadows then contrasting it with a defined elegance and warmth. With words, I paint a world that exists beyond the constraints of my canvases, allowing the exploration of the truths under the veil. Hoods hide secrets well, but shadows are never truly black.
LIz Steinworth, Artist and Author
Laguna College of Art and Design 2009-2012