Fine Artist, Elizabeth Popp, enjoys painting and drawing. She has always loved to pick up a pencil, pen...paintbrush, and see what happens to the paper or canvas! She began her studies at Northern Illinois University and received a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art in Illustration there in 1998. She continued her art education at Governors State University and received a Masters of Art in Painting in 2004. Since then, Elizabeth has been involved with the Lemont Artists Guild (LAG), a 501(c)3, Not-For-Profit organization, in which she is currently the president, (www.lemontartistsguild.org). Elizabeth chaired LAG’s juried Love of Art Fine Art Show in 2010, 2011, & 2012. She has coordinated member showings in which LAG was invited to exhibit at Indian Prairie Public Library in Darien, IL and McCord Gallery and Cultural Center in Palos Park, IL. She has taught drawing to children at Tinley Park Public Library, and, in the years 2008-2012 she has completed four private commissions.
Here I Am
Oil on Canvas
“Life is more than what is in front of us. To reveal and express one’s inner self, there is more than just what is seen and heard. Art is an incredible way to create what otherwise would not be shown. I think people should work towards their dreams. Never give up, no matter how abstract or unrealistic what you “want” in life may seem. Find what you like, and go for it. In the art and the “real” world, work and create what ignites you the most and that you love doing, and your passion will fuel it forward. You may not achieve this all at once, it maybe once a day, or week, or month....or year. But, keep working towards it and you’ll achieve it. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.”