Elizabeth Vezeau

Email: lizime1st@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Vezeau, "Ocean's Edge" (2017), 8.25" x 8.25" on 16" x 20" frame
“Ocean’s Edge” (2017) 8.25″ x 8.25″ on 16″ x 20″ frame
Elizabeth Vezeau, "AM/PM" (2016), 5.5" x 5.5" on 12" frame
“AM/PM” (2016) 5.5″ x 5.5″ on 12″ frame

Elizabeth Vezeau’s Statement

Designing and weaving tapestries has become a creative outlet for my love of the color and texture of fibers. I can be inspired both by the natural settings around my home in south coastal Maine, or simply by a pile of old yarns! I love to un-spin and recombine plies to get exciting new colors and textures. (Must have been a spider in a former life!) Occasionally I know what my finished work will look like, but mostly I simply enjoy a group of colors and a vague idea, and let the piece take on a life of its own.

Elizabeth Vezeau, "Seasons of the Mind" (2015), 6.75" x 6.75" on 24" x 24" frame
“Seasons of the Mind” (2015) 6.75″ x 6.75″ on 24″ x 24″ frame

Elizabeth Vezeau’s Biography

I was born in Worcester, MA, and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fashion Design and Illustration. Over the years, my career has included experience as an elementary school art teacher, visual merchandiser, advertising artist, as well as stencil and window treatment designer. In retirement, I turned to weaving as a way to use up “stuff”. Other than attending a couple of workshops, I am mostly self-taught. I work on small open frames, but am ready to explore larger pieces with a 50″ Navajo loom. I reside in Wells, Maine and am co-chairperson of Maine Women in the Arts.