Elizabeth Rhoades, Belle Haven, Virginia



Elizabeth Rhoades (b. 1955) is an American Impressionist landscape painter. Her work is characterized by vibrant color and sensitivity to the natural forms and light in the landscape. There is an emotional quality to her work that brings peace and tranquility to the viewer, while at the same time having a distinct vitality through her use of color.  

Elizabeth began her painting career in 1973 as a watercolorist. In 2001 she switched to pastels, and her work garnered much recognition in national pastel societies across the country.  At the beginning of 2020 she took up oils. A lifetime of plein air painting has provided her with a foundation to accurately depict the elements of the landscape. Elizabeth is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Degas Pastel Society, and an Elected Artist in the Rockport Art Association, Lyme Art Association, North Shore Arts Association, Academic Artists, American Artists Professional League, and Audubon Artists. She is a juried Artist Member in the Salmagundi Club in New York, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. 

She was a Featured Artist in the Oct/Nov 2016 edition of PleinAir Magazine, and her work has been published in many group articles in Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir Magazine. Elizabeth’s work has been juried into well over a hundred highly competitive National Exhibitions and Plein Air Competitions. Winner of over fifty awards, she won second place in Coastal Virginia Plein Air in 2022