Elizabeth Rhoades


Elizabeth Rhoades is an American Impressionist landscape painter.

Her work is characterized by vibrant color and sensitivity to the natural forms and light in the landscape. 


A lifetime of plein air painting has provided her with a foundation to accurately depict the elements of the landscape.

Her keen observation and thorough knowledge of the landscape is evident in her award winning paintings. There is an emotional quality to her work that brings peace and tranquility to the viewer, while at the same time having a distinct vitality through her use of color.  Her preference is in painting nature, undisturbed by human intervention.


Elizabeth is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Degas Pastel Society, and an Elected Artist in the Rockport Art Association, Lyme Art Association, North Shore Arts Association, Academic Artists, American Artists Professional League, and Audubon Artists. She is a juried Artist Member in the Salmagundi Club in New York, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. She was a Featured Artist in the Oct/Nov 2016 edition of PleinAir Magazine. Her work is included in corporate and private collections from coast to coast.


Elizabeth was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She taught public school elementary art for 35 years in various Connecticut towns until her retirement in 2014. In 2018 she moved permanently to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, where her love of the water and rural landscape provides her unlimited inspiration.


When Evening Calls                    Oil
Drifters                              Oil
Placid Twilight                        Oil
Marsh Point                       Oil