Elizabeth Darling

 Narrative Artist

Watercolour, Pen and Wash Paintings, Framed Paintings, Matted Paintings, Cards, Giftcards

Elizabeth 5422 6468 May 2024

Elizabeth Darling uses the traditional methods of watercolour in a wash over black ink drawings. These are made in her studio, an aged storage barn on a property just outside the Kyneton township.

The property has been an early brick works, an apple and pear orchard, and in the 1940s, grew carrots, water lilies and yabbies for the Melbourne markets. For the last 50 years the converted apple store has served as a studio and teaching space.

Elizabeth is a painter, an author, and an educator who has held a number of successful exhibitions of her paintings in Melbourne and locally. Her works are held in the National Library, International Collections, in schools, and private collections. She has written and illustrated a number of children’s books, and illustrated articles for journals and magazines. Her work appears in Australian science fiction fanzines of the 60s and 70s.

The paintings here are narrative studies of the local scene: the queue for the going home bus, the cafe society, the young apprentice, etc.

Elizabeth designed site-specific images for the Mystery Art Trail experience, for visitors to enjoy two 25 minute walks between Art on Piper and The Old Auction House in Mollison St, passing by 14 installations in hidden and obvious places, along two different routes.  Click here for further info.