Elizabeth Karlson

Whether it be climbing a mountain in Arizona, out in the middle of a lake in Ontario, Canada or her own inner voice, Lizzi finds inspiration everywhere she is. There are an infinite amount of colors and she loves finding new combinations that you wouldn’t normally think of and combinations inspired by nature.

"With the chaos that surrounds our everyday lives I like to hope that my artwork provides an escape, if only for a moment." Deeply influenced by nature and emotions, her paintings are full of color, texture and calming energy. A release of her own personal thoughts, emotions and inspirations, each piece is completely unique. Colorful, moody, calm, or vibrant, the colors of each painting interact to create an ethereal scene and evoke a unique set of emotions for the viewer. Each person will feel and see something different. “Creating a scent to match my paintings captivates another sense when viewing my artwork. Not only is my artwork visual, it now charms the sense of smell, which creates a deeper level of how art can ‘soothe the mind and soul’”.  

ArtLifting + Ronnie Queenan

“I think my art came about as a blessing in disguise."

Ronnie discovered his artistic talent when a friend suggested he attend a healing art class for people with chronic illness. With great hesitation he decided to give the class a try. “From that first day, my life changed forever." Painting had a positive effect on Ronnie. It allowed him to actively ease his mental state during treatment for his illnesses. Ronnie has now been cancer free for over eight years.

 "The scent, combined with the artwork title, brings me into the mindset of the places I create. With Along the Path, the scent gave me a sensation with the name of the piece. When I smelled the candle I thought about the outside path, it all went together. When I'm in West Texas, even with my eyes closed, I know what it feels and smells like. Thinking about scent, and ways of experiencing art with other senses, allows me to be more creative. Now I can look at my other art in the same way. I can think about if it's hot, dry, what it smells like, etc. When the scent clicks, you know it."