Elizabeth McGhee


A native of southern California, Elizabeth has exhibited at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach since 2010.  Her work is both nationally and internationally collected.

A figurative oil painter trained in the classical realist tradition, she graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting.  Elizabeth has also studied with Marc Trujillo, Sergio Sanchez, John Brosio, Jason Dowd, and Lance Richlin.  


About the Artist

Artist Statement

          My Mythica portrait series will have 80 paintings when it is completed.  Modernizing ancient Greek myths, I plan to explore how our digital age relates to archetypal stories that have been passed down through the millennia.

I often turn to humor to address serious or controversial subjects in my artwork.  With my still life paintings of toys I am examining how symbols are interpreted by individuals and through the lens of cultural dogma.   My intention is not to promote a particular concept or ideal, but to inspire analysis and contemplation in my viewers.