Elizabeth Jenness Burge originates from New England. She began her visual training under painter Ruth Jewell and with surrealist painter John Stephens and Dartmouth Professor and graduate of the Bauhaus, Hannes Beckman before entering and completing four years at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. Further education includes an Associates of Commercial art, numerous workshops and most recently, a classical academic training at the Southern Atelier. She has a regular studio practice, exhibits and teaches, is commissioned for portraiture and has been awarded in plein aire events. Her exploration of the world, and its rhythms and structures, through the practice of drawing and painting continues to unfold and to deliver awe and inspiration to her. The focus for her personal work is primarily to create the illusion of space through the relationships she finds before her. The relationships, through the quality of light, are the impetus and the acceleration of the work. The goal is a graceful conveyance of gesture, harmony and atmosphere. She continues to believe in the pursuit of artistic practice as a way into the ultimate in conscious expansion, joy and personal truth.