SOLO SAPPHIRE AWARD
"MY WORLD OF BIRDS"
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"This irresistible portfolio grants special access and unusual proximity to majestic and amusing birds as they gather and gossip in their enchanting settings. These alluring lithographs are so rich with compelling and satisfying, visual information that minimal and gentle colour suffices. Steady and industrious attention to every small feature creates a stunning, realistic outcome yet an inexplicable element turns this back just enough to leave a hovering, unnatural quality. This curious and exciting conflict produces an elusive and magical impression in these admirable works of art." -
"Drawing has been my passion ever since I was a child and I have spent many, happy years drawing and printing my multi-
Elisabeth Sommerville graduated from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary. After a career in graphic design, she studied printmaking and joined Malaspina Printmakers Society, finding the traditional method of stone lithography was the medium that best complemented her drawing skills. Her Métis heritage has engendered Elisabeth’s close affinity with nature, clearly visible in her hand-
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