About Elizabeth R. Whelana brief introduction to the artist

Elizabeth R Whelan

Elizabeth R. Whelan is an artist and portrait painter working from her studio on Chappaquiddick Island, a part of Martha's Vineyard. She works primarily in oil on canvas, and enjoys using a narrative approach to portraiture and figurative painting. Many of her paintings showcase those who are highly skilled at creating work by hand and she is keen to support the local art and artisan communities with an interest in preserving heritage and promoting mastery.

Whelan's observation of detail carries over into her other works, with interests ranging from landscape to maritime, agricultural, and botanical subjects. A new body of work in progress highlights the intersection between science and art.

She also offers private drawing and painting classes for adults, and studio tours are available by appointment.

Elizabeth R. Whelan is represented for portraiture by The Field Gallery in West Tisbury, and in the Boston area by Francesca Anderson Fine Art/Portraits North in Lexington. Elizabeth R. Whelan's portrait commissions, landscapes, maritime paintings, and other artwork can be arranged and purchased directly from the artist.

Member: Salmagundi Club, Portrait Society of America, Seed Savers Exchange.

  • Interview with Elizabeth Whelan +

    Elizabeth Whelan has selected questions & answers from various interviews, including her thoughts on art schools, advice for freelancers and more! Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for a complete list of interview questions.
    Please note: Many students have contacted Elizabeth with interview requests to fulfill assignments for their classes. Unfortunately she can not reply individually at this time, and hopefully this Q & A page will provide the needed information. Thank you!
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    A commissioned painting makes an excellent gift for a loved one or family member, for a retirement, commemorative purposes or as a gesture of recognition. Options include a portrait, landscape, maritime, or still life painting. Elizabeth will provide you with a gift certificate to present to the recipient, and they can contact Elizabeth at their convenience to make further arrangements.
    Elizabeth Whelan looks forward to discussing your commissioned painting gift idea!
    Find more information on the Process & Fees pages of this website.
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