Liz Rae Dalton has over thirty years of experience as a practicing artist, exhibiting in numerous local, regional and international exhibits. Personal concerns, passions, and life experiences fuel her creative output.
Her life on an island surrounded by nature stimulates her work. Issues around climate change, water, and species survival provide the impetus for mixed media sculpture and painting presented in thematic installations using earth sensitive materials and processes. Molten paint, hot palettes, torches, irons and charring seen in Earth & Sky (2019) speak about the heating of the earth's surface. Extreme water levels as a result of climate change are the focus of painting and sculpture created with shoreline wood in High Water (2018) and Drift (2017).
"I respectfully acknowledge that I am a settler creating art on unceded traditional territory of Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples, who inspire me to care deeply for this land that nurtures and sustains me".
-Liz Rae Dalton
CURRENT & RECENT WORKS
Currently, a series of encaustic paintings (purified beeswax, pigment, resin) inspired by her observations of extreme weather over water are explored in the series, Something Wicked This Way Comes (2020/2021).
Recent collaborative projects include (@100women100yearsart, 2020) and (Haiku for Lovers, 2020).
EDUCATION & CLIENTS
Liz Rae Dalton was awarded a Bachelor Fine Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education (Artist in the Community Programme) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Her work has been collected by individuals and corporate clients in Canada, Europe and the USA.