Elizabeth Goor Oil Painter

Elizabeth Goor was born in Rome, Italy, and moved to the United States as a child. She earned a degree in Italian Literature at Hunter College, in New York and spent her last year abroad in Florence. After retiring from a career in real estate, she began to study painting with several teachers, particularly New England artist Robert Kozora.

Her chosen painting medium is oil, which provides texture, lushness, and the possibility of different illusions. Her use of colors dictates the ultimate mood of the painting: hot, vibrant colors for passion and excitement; muted tones for subtlety and restraint.

“When I am at my easel, brush in hand, everyday worries drift away. I am enveloped in the colors and richness of the paint, the sound of the brush strokes on the canvas, and the sheer joy of doing something I truly love. Painting allows my mind to be fully occupied with all the decisions to be made: subject, composition, colors, focal point, and a myriad of other components. Thinking ahead and planning are the first steps before I ever pick up my brush. Consequently, my brain is often pushed to its creative limits and hopefully, it’s up to the task.”