Elizabeth Rees studied art at Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch. As with her figure works, her rich and moody landscapes have a psychological element. Each enigmatic space conjures the feeling of isolation, potential and the unknown. She achieves this through a controlled and unique use of light that is alternatively soft, moody, milky and mysterious. Rees’ works explore relationships between the mind, the body and the environment in which we exist.
In 2017, ‘Elizabeth Rees I Paint’ by Don Abbot was published – a beautifully illustrated hardcover book, which is a mix of biography and art history over her twenty-five year career