Liz Carren, Digital Art
What you will see in my art is my love of color, illustration, flowers, animals, and whimsy. I enjoy maintaining the integrity of the literal image using new digital tools to move to interpretive imaging. I desire to enhance, recreate and quietly reimagine what I see.
My background is in art and design as far back as I can remember. I grew up in an “arts household,” painting at a young age with my painter grandmother, going to museums and events with my family, and just “doing art” for fun. I went to Ithaca College, School of Communications and received a Bachelor of Science in Cinema Studies and Photography. With an appetite for adventure and travel, I furthered my studied in London at the International Film School (Covent Garden, London) and received a diploma in Film from there as well. Upon returning to the States, I needed to work, and so I started my own business as an Interior Design Large Format Photographer. After a while, I went back to school again, this time for a certificate in Landscape Design. Over the years, I have pursued art and design with displays, exhibits, gardens, landscapes, and graphic arts.
The disciplines of all these arts add to a broad base of knowledge to pull from for shaping new techniques and ideas. Presently my focus takes two tracks: One path is "The Botanical Beauties and Beasties” with its whimsical art creatures and their community, called Botaniumaus. The mantra of their land is Kindness: Kindness to self, each other and the Earth. Their purpose is to share this message with a big dollop of sustainability. Created digitally. Created with a mission. Created with soul and heart.
The other path is the sheer meditative joy of sketching, the overall process of creating, exploring creativity with digital tools and sharing it with others.
Regardless of the path, the journey requires my camera, my computer, sometimes paints, and always my eyes, my heart, and my imagination.