Elizabeth is of Anglo-Dutch descent and was born in Yorkshire, England. She now lives between Florence Italy, the UK and is a frequent visitor to the Emirates.
After an early career in fashion, Elizabeth created a very successful business in designing decorative gesso-mouldings, based on centuries-old European wooden carvings and bronze castings, examples of which can be found in many of the top international hotels, in private collections and in the decorative arts world generally.
Since moving to Florence, Elizabeth discovered that her natural talent for colour, design and creativity could be best expressed by painting. Working in oil and acrylic, her flowing, largely abstract, works, many of which capture the beauty and essence of the seasons, are also thought-provoking pieces.
“Elizabeth’s wonderful paintings stimulate the senses in so many ways through her use of colour and texture. Her canvases literally bounce with vibrant positivity or soothe the spirit with more meditative studies. It is her unique juxtaposition of colour that provides this visual “Feng-Shui for the Soul” – Angie Greenhalgh
“Elizabeth’s paintings invite the viewer to personally identify with her work. The texture and conceptual nature of her canvas inspires the viewer to decide for ourselves what we are enjoying. Her work is stimulating yet contemplative, distinctive yet universal.” – Nancy Galdy
“Elizabeth’s work in various media is always interesting. Each time I look at the beautiful canvass that she has created for us at our hotel, my response is one of immense pleasure. The colours shimmer with light in a composition that is harmonious, balanced and extraordinarily fluid whilst the total effect of this abstract work is both beguiling and beautiful.” – Maggie Justice – www.museshouse.com
“Thank you for making the journey to enlighten and inspire young minds with you Art. You have left an indelible mark as you taught us about “Luck, Timing and Application”. With “Luck” I hope to have the good fortune of being in your company again one day.” – Sydney Caretti | Mercersburg Academy
“Spent the morning in Bellosguardo shooting my wonderfully talented friend, Elizabeth Orchard, in her studio. Her beautiful artworks adorn not only walls, but shoulders as well. She hand selects her silk from the best producers in China. The silks are then cut and finished in Firenze, where she then paints each scarf in her studio at her home in the hills on Florence. Each one is a moment in time, each an expression of color, sentiment, and mood. Elizabeth enjoys painting on canvas, but the silk has such a mind of its own, so her visions require more focus & control, and she revels in the challenge the silk brings. I enjoyed so very much learning about her creative process and her story this week.” – VIAJIYU | brings the most wonderful women together. #trailblazers