Elizabeth Pollie

Elizabeth  Pollie
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About the Artist:

Elizabeth Pollie’s exposure to the arts came at an early age. Taken to museums, enrolled in classes by her parents and influenced by her father’s love and practice of art and architecture, she was always clear about her path in life. “Working within the field of visual arts never seemed like a choice, but rather a place of true belonging”. She enrolled in college art classes while still in high school and went on to receive an education at a formal Art School. She earned her B.F.A. at The College For Creative Studies where she later taught.

For years Pollie worked as a freelance illustrator and has had her work published nationally. Captivated by the landscape, her studies of art have taken her to Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, Mexico and across America where she has worked with many renowned painters. Today she resides primarily in the waterside town of Harbor Springs, Michigan where she paints full time.

The images that Pollie creates are imbued with a sense of poetry, mood and depth. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including, in 2010, the award for Best in Show at the 33rd Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and, in 2011, the Silver Medal at the Oil Painters of America 20th National Exhibit.

"A successful representational painting transcends technique and gimmickry, eliciting from the viewer a sense of connection with the truer nature of the subject. In the best of these works we are taken, almost unwittingly, into the heart of the painting. Here we feel, down to the bone, the more intrinsic qualities of a scene--be they lovely or disturbing, either way we are mesmerized. If we are very lucky our own hearts are broken open" -- Elizabeth Pollie

SELECTED EXHIBITS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:
2012 American Art Collector Feature Article, June Issue.
"Elizabeth Pollie, One Artist's Voice".
2012 American Art Collector, Included in 21st Oil Painters Of America Article,
June Issue. " Masterful Oils"
2012 Southwest Art. Included in Feature Article, Equine Artists
2012 Oil Painter's Of America 21st National Show. Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2012 Howard Mandville 20th Anniversary Show, Kirkland, WA

2011 Oil Painters Of America 20th National Exhibit. 2nd Place Silver Medal, Coeur D’Alene, ID
2010, Mackinac Island Richard and Jane Manoogian Fine Arts Museum $5000.00 Purchase Award
2010 Best of Show, June Bold Brush Fine Art Competiton
2010 Richeson 75, Still Life and Floral Exhibition, 2nd Place
2010 Best of Show, Salmagundi Club, Non-Members Show. New York, NY
2010 OPA Eastern Regional, Walls Gallery, Wilmington NC
2010 American Women Artist’s National Show. Award of Merit. Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX

2009, Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2009, 1st Place Oil, HHAL National Exhibit, Hilton Head, SC
2009 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibit, Corse Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2008, Richeson 75 – Artist’s Choice, 2nd Place Oil
2008, The Hidden Realms Of China, Linden Gallery & Barnsite Gallery, Door Penninsula, WI
2008, 3rd Place Oil, National Barns and Farms Exhibit, Barnsite Gallery, Kewanee, WI

2007 Selected Juror- Raymar 2nd National Art Competition
2007 Finalist in The Artists Magazine Annual Competition
2007 Salon International, Green house Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 Mackinac Living Magazine7- Article- Horse Power, The Artwork of Elizabeth Pollie
2007, Richeson 75- Figure and Portrait, Oil 2nd Place
2007 Collections, Invitational Still life Exhibit, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2007 Oil Paintiers of America Eastern Regional Exhibit, Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL
2007 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, Dana Gallery, Boseman, MT

Award winner-1st Raymar National Art Competition, 2006
2006 Salon International 2006, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006 One Woman Show, Mackinac Island, MI
2006 Finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition
2006 2nd Place in Richeson 75 ‘ Still Life , Oil