Elizabeth Dekker is a figurative painter . Her life experiences, the dreamlike qualities of surrealism, and use of symbolism are where her inspirations are rooted. With a background in textile design and color development, color, shape and pattern play important roles in her work. Elizabeth’s deeply personal paintings explore vulnerability, openly inviting the viewer to formulate connection.
With roots in Chicago and Tucson, she moved on to study art at Westmont College, earning her BFA with a focus in painting and print making. An expansive career followed including 10 years in textile (color specialist and designer) and more than 20 years in teaching, many of them at Sonoma Charter School.
She now resides in San Francisco where she has worked with various organizations teaching fine art, often youth focuses.
She is currently fulfilling her life’s dreams as artist/owner Art Haus SF Studio and Gallery in Noe Valley, the heART, of San Francisco where she teaches fine art to all ages and all skill levels through private lessons, workshops, after school programs and camps.
“Self Expression is a necessity. Exercising creativity is good for the soul.” e.d.