Elizabeth R. Whelan is a UK-born artist and portrait painter. She grew up in Canada and completed her education in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then, the Chesapeake Bay and New England coastlines have been her home. She currently works from a studio in Edgartown on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Her award-winning fine art paintings and portraits are rendered in oil on canvas. Elizabeth Whelan enjoys a narrative approach to portraiture and figurative painting, often including objects and surroundings that have special meaning to the sitter. A classic palette and realistic details help to bring the subject to life, while the painting as a whole maintains a contemporary feel.