"I am always searching for visual references to the past and images that evoke a strong memory and define a sense of place."
Elizabeth Holmes is inspired by the spiritual qualities found in the land and seascapes around her. In her photographs, she uses these images as metaphors for those experiences that connect us to our inner lives and define who we are. She explores the vanishing rural landscapes of America, as well as wistful beach scenes imprinted on childhood memories.
Photographing with infrared film and then hand coloring on matte surface prints with oils and pencils, Holmes creates images that appear both dreamy and timeless. The hand-coloring process makes each photograph one-of-kind.
Art Comes Alive Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio, Art Design Consultants, 2015
Photo LA 23 Annual International, LA, California, Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, 2014
Artists Boat Show Exhibition, Hilton Head, South Carolina, Karis Art Gallery, 2013
Natural Wonder Exhibition, Stony Brook, New York, Long Island Museum, 2012
Alternations Exhibtion, Johnson City, Texas, A Smith Gallery, 2011
Time and Place Exhibition, Southampton, New York, Southampton Cultural Center, 2008
International Fine Art Photography Exhibition, Ft. Collins, CO, The Center of Fine Art Photography, 2007
Women Seen By Women, 10th Edition Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Barcelona, Spain, Valid Photo Gallery, 2018
Barcelona Foto Biennale, Barcelona, Spain, Space Nau Bostick, 2018
Corporate Collection , Ritz Hotel, San Francisco, CA, 2008