Elizabeth Whelan is a local artist who moved to West Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard over a decade ago, running her own graphic design and illustration business in Vineyard Haven. It was busy and wonderful. Then she was introduced to oil painting and a new phase of her life began. She took a part-time property caretaking job in the Elizabeth Islands which allowed her to start a new career in fine art specializing in portraiture and realistic figurative work. During that time the Martha's Vineyard arts community gave her the best support she could hope for in her new venture.
Now she wants to return the favor with a fun art event showcasing the powerhouse of local art talent, and the galleries who support the Vineyard artists.
Over the last couple of years Elizabeth Whelan has been painting portraits of various Island residents and using the unveilings as a way to draw attention to their business and her own work. The public reaction has been very positive; it’s fun to see the reaction of the subject when they first see the portrait, it’s something a little different, and it’s a good excuse for a party.
Won't you please join us on Saturday, July 22, from 1-8 pm for Artists in Art!