Elizabeth Considine is an artist, graphic designer and avid chicken enthusiast from Portland, Oregon. After studying theater and mask making at Hampshire College, she worked on various organic farms, developing a passion for the natural world and our relationships with animals and plants, and their strange place in the universe at large. With a flair for the odd and extraterrestrial, she creates pieces using a spectrum of media, including digital, pen and ink, clay and paint. She loves the outdoors and often incorporates natural themes into her pieces. She has designed coloring books, illustrated children’s stories, been a regular cartoonist contributor for a local street newspaper, and has designed logos and apparel for clothing and businesses. She is currently working on several books and art pieces for her young daughter who is also an animal and nature lover.
We recently asked Elizabeth some questions about her inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: " Nature, poetry, animals, philosophy "
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "Art is how I cope with the world"
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Jim Henson"
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: "We are the poets, the ones who understand"
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: " Poetic Stoicism "
Q: What advice would you give your younger self?
A: "Get your head out of your ass"