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Elizabeth Thurston

Elizabeth Thurston
2301 Veterans Drive Apt. 107
Effingham, IL 62401
Works in All Mediums, Self Taught

I was born in Kokomo, IN and later moved to Vincennes, IN.  I have 4 sons.  When I was young, I would go to as many galleries that I could.  I just loved art!  My favorite artist is Marc Chagall.

I started painting seriously at the age of 17.  I sold my first painting at the age of 18.  My paintings were selling as fast as I could paint them.  Finally I stopped selling and started painting just for myself.  I was asked to do two different art shows of only my work.  I love it, 18 years old and my own art shows in different town’s in Indiana.  I was asked to teach art classes at a community center in Indiana.  I did for a year and then quit to focus on my own work for shows.

Oil was my favorite to work with but through the years, I have used everything, experimenting with different ideas of my own.
I moved here to Effingham, IL in 2011 and joined this Art Guild the first year.  I have been doing juried shows since age 18 and still am doing it.  I am loving every minute and I still work in all medias.