Elizabeth Sabine paints images that are at once contemplative and epic. Sabine's latest work revolves around two central themes: views of the ocean and flower still lifes. In painting both seascapes and vases of blossoms, she uses a stripped-down palette and focuses on the subtleties of texture. Her compositions are streamlined to often feature just one graphic line.
Sabine's work toes an interesting line between realism and surrealism. Her still lifes, though marvelously detailed, stand against backgrounds so blank, with lighting so diffuse and impenetrable, that they seem to exist in another dimension. In paring down her ocean views to just a horizon line and a textured sky, she both captures and exaggerates the emptiness of the sea. No ocean has ever been as still as Sabine's vision of it; no vase has ever stood in a room so quiet as Sabine's depiction of interior space.
Sabine was born in Toms River, New Jersey and has since traveled widely in pursuit of inspiration. She has also worked in interior design, visual merchandising, and floral design.