ERA Landmark proudly announces our current Guest Artist showing in our downtown Bozeman office! Stop by to view the gorgeous western oil pastel and watercolor paintings by Elizabeth Loftis now through the month of November! Join us Thursday, November 16th from 5:00-8:00 pm for an opening artist reception to meet and greet this fantastic artist as well as celebrate women-owned businesses with our guest pop-up shop Soul Station during downtown Bozeman's Ladies' Night!
Elizabeth Geers Loftis studied art at Colorado State University. Following graduation, she married a diplomat and spent the next 30 years traveling the world. It was in Mozambique that she developed her unique technique with oil pastel and watercolor. She begins with a pencil drawing on watercolor paper, then fills it in with oil pastels, leaving outlines around the images. The entire picture is then overlaid with watercolor, usually black. The oil pastel resists the watercolor, giving her images dark outlines, and mimicking block prints. Her favorite subjects are indigenous women wearing patterned blankets. They frequently are riding horses, passing through aspen groves, or interacting with ravens. Elizabeth and her husband, Robert, retired to Bozeman in Spring 2020. She very much enjoys the Bozeman/Big Sky art scene and has participated in artwalks and the Sweet Festival shows. When not creating art, you can find Elizabeth hiking, skiing, and walking her golden retriever, Diego.
Elizabeth's Featured Showings
Sweet Pea Festival 2023: 2nd Place and Honorable Mention; Distinctly Montana Magazine Best of Montana Awards Fall 2022: Finalist, Best Fine Artist; Sweet Pea Festival 2022: Third place ribbon with monetary award; Bozeman Art Museum Annual Library Show: First place ribbon with monetary award; Bozeman Magazine March 2022: Artwork was selected for the cover and a two page spread inside; First Annual Winter Sweet Pea Festival 2022: Second place ribbon with a monetary prize; Sweet Pea Festival 2021: Honorable mention; Sweet Pea Festival 2020: 4th Place
ERA Landmark has always approached hanging artists in our office a little differently - instead of taking a commission from art sales, we ask our artists to donate a small percentage towards a local charity or nonprofit near and dear to their hearts. Elizabeth has pledged to donate 15% of her art proceeds from any sales to HRDC whose mission is that "HRDC instills hope, develops resources, designs solutions and changes lives. We envision a place where poverty has no impact because opportunities and quality of life are equally afforded to everyone." To further help support Elizabeth's cause, ERA Landmark will be price-matching a donation of up to $250 as well towards the same association.