“There is a farm that I have known all of my remembered life. I have roamed its hills, walked its fields and wandered along its streams. I know all of its colors and its many different lights. The forests are full of nests and animal trails. The edges of the fields harbor many things real and imagined…This land is saved for me in many of my paintings.”
Elizabeth Cate Pringle has been painting the edges and borders of fields and forests for a number of years. An intimacy with the land is an important theme of her paintings. The work has explored the interaction of space and light as the edge of a field joins the edge of a forest. From a long contemplation of the edges and borders many of these new paintings have a focus on the glimpses that the woods and hedgerows allow into their interior. Having been engaged with the interactions of light and color on the edges there is a new inclusion of the paths the light takes into the woods and thickets in these recent works.
The artist was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sweet Briar College. In addition to art studies at Sweet Briar, she also studied at the University of South Carolina, Richmond Polytechnic Institute, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has worked with sculpture, oils, watercolor, pencil and pastel, but now focuses on acrylic paintings. Her works have been included in a number of juried shows as well as in numerous Solo and Group Shows in the Southeast. She is represented in corporate and private collections throughout the South and in the Northeast and California.