My name is Liz Waddington, I live, garden, and paint in McHenry IL. I have grown every flower that I have painted. I paint to honor all the things I admire about flowers- their shape, luminescence and color. I hope to capture their soft aura and sprightly compositions. I never tire of my subjects- my garden never fails to amaze me with surprises every day- a hidden blossom, a posed praying mantis, a plant I thought dead comes back to life. I miss my garden in the winter but seed catalogs supply me with images and fantasies to keep me going until the spring. Then that time comes on a dreary February day- I get to plant my seeds and the whole process begins anew for another year.

Yikes!- my studio, tucked into a corner of my hand-dug basement.  With its white-washed rubble stone walls I like to pretend it's a French wine cellar.  Then I see my washer and dryer and remember that I am, in fact, still in my basement.  Never the less, it is my favorite place in the world.  I also exhibit at various art shows in the area.  I recently added mesh walls to my tent- because I just didn't have enough heavy equipment to haul!  I love to paint at shows and get lots of work done- multi-tasking!  Check out up coming events for my show schedule.