VoyageLA Staff January 2, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Covington.
Liz, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
A Minnesota native, I’ve been painting since 2009 and love the glow and luminous quality of watercolors.
I started painting to enhance my calligraphy and slowly began painting more and soon completely stopped practicing calligraphy.
I’m a member of the El Segundo Art Association and the Pacific Art Guild which have honored me with several local awards. I was also honored by the Department of Aging by having a painting hanging in DTLA City Hall in May and June 2017.
My paintings are being showcased weekly at Angel City Brewery and I have had showings at Dysonna City Gallery, the Glendale Galleria, Melrose Trading Post, Huntington Beach Pier and the Sidewalk Cafe on Ocean Front Walk as part of the Venice Art Crawl.
As a practicing family physician, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of watercolor painting with my patients.
I feel very fortunate living in Los Angeles where there is exposure to phenomenal mentors and ideas for paintings lurking around every corner.
Painting is my passion and gives me inspiration. It could be a beautiful sunset or urban Los Angeles grit…
Has it been a smooth road?
There are always challenges and I consider my painting as part of a journey that includes truth, humbleness, flexibility, openness, caring, sharing and pain. Some challenges are expected. However, I never realized how much time I would have to set aside for the business of art and all of the expenses. Sometimes it’s overwhelming.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the CovingtonWatercolors story. Tell us more about the business.
My business is CovingtonWatercolors.com and I’ve been up and running for a little over a year although I’ve been painting for ten. I am a watercolor artist but have recently been dabbling in acrylics. My paintings are eclectic; urban and street, landscapes, portraits, floral, still life and abstracts. I want to be known for the uniqueness and personality I bring to my compositions.
I am most proud of several of my paintings including “Eiffel”, “Celebration”, “Abstract Man” and “Harbor Boats”. I am proud that I am selling my paintings and that gives me confidence.
I believe I push limits and make people think about my paintings.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Art as a business is highly competitive and can be overwhelming. I cannot predict where it’s going and really do not want to try.
My focus will be to paint what I love and paint what I need to show others. Sometimes it’s play and sometimes it’s truly hard work.
• Address: 257 S Spring St #3P
• Phone: 310-995-0196
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• Website: CovingtonWatercolors.com