Elizabeth Knipes

knipesphotoA South Carolina native, Elizabeth is known for a warm personality that manages to bring out the depth of her subjects to true light.  She has studied in courses as varied as Psychology and Marine Biology.  Elizabeth is an outdoors person, she has traveled to many of the states and other countries, enjoying the glorious sights and sounds that nature has to offer.

“As far back as I can remember, I have always felt art as a part of me.  I did not know then that one day it would become a passion of mine.  I have found great joy being around Art in any form or medium and being around those who, like me, are passionate about life.

In my travels, I have discovered that unplanned moments are often the most grand and that beauty lies within any and all things, especially in the least expected.  Therefore I prefer unposed subjects and believe in the possiblities of not the “why” but the “why not” of living.  No one subject is my personal preference.  I say “why not” use the world as the subject.

I believe life is our teacher, feeling and seeing are our rewards and that no greater school or teaching can be better taught, than that of living.”

Elizabeth is an award-winning artist.  Her work is often displayed in various art shows and sales throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties.  You can find some of her products for sale and on display at the Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery in Georgetown; at  Coastal Carolina University and more.  She is a member of the CNPA Nature Photographer’s Association and Seacoast Artists Guild.