Drawing Board Arts in Lyndhurst hosts exhibition for artist Liz Burton – News-Herald
The Pottery Barn and Drawing Board Arts studio in Lyndhurst will feature the works of local artist Liz Burton during its free open house from 6-8 p.m., September 2.
The Drawing Board Arts, located at 5660 Mayfield Road, hosts monthly open house exhibitions to help raise awareness of the diverse number of artists in the area. The event offers a chance for people to taste or buy the art of local artists and meet them to discuss their work.
“Art has always been something I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember, but it’s been the unwavering support of my family that has helped me pursue my career,” Burton said. “I would describe my art as graphic, vibrant and colorful, and I enjoy any medium that allows me to express that.”
Burton began forming her own style in high school when she became part of the Excel TECC program for interactive media at Mayfield High School. From there, Burton said she began honing her artistic skills by creating illustrations and digital illustrations using software such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Clipstudio.
This artistic talent was honed during her time at Columbus College of Art and Design, where she studied illustration. Burton graduated from CCAD in May with honors and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
“CCAD taught me a lot of ways to create the type of work I love through methods like gouache, colored pencils or screen printing. For the subject, I love being able to tell a story with my work,” she said. “I find a lot of inspiration in mythology or fairy tales. Being able to show my own stories through art or create a narrative is something I’m happy to be able to do.
Burton said his inspiration with the myth leaned more towards Greek mythology, his favorite story being the story of Psyche and Cupid as it was one of the first “Beauty and the Beast” style interpretations as well. than one of the first inclusions of a heroine.
After the open house, Burton’s art will be on display at the store through September 27.