I have loved art all my life. As a child (the youngest in a large Italian family) my sister, Margie, would bring me home “How to Draw” books. I am self taught. In 2004 my art became intense after my mother passed away. In 2007 my dear brother passed suddenly and the memories of our childhood became so dear to me. I painted feverishly and ended up with so much artwork in my studio I needed to sell it. Surprisingly to me it sold quickly. My customers inspired me on. I continued to study and paint. Part of my great love has been the old historic homes which I have enjoyed incorporating into my autumn scenes. I am also a Radiologic Technologist so I have a great love for the human body and bones. Seeing the same patterns in the body as are in nature I began my Landscape Anatomy series and was delighted to be published for years on the cover of the ASRT magazine. Also I Love painting for medical facilities nationwide including the Pentagon. My love for blowing leaves and autumn winds, old homes and bones have kept me excited to put the colors on canvas. I thank God for this gift because with it He has truly healed my soul in so many ways. On canvas the shadows of life make the light shine so much more intense. I am always here and always painting.
My website is auntlizzy.com where an art auction began my website to raise funds for my 5 year old nephew’s heart transplant. I still host the story of my nephew Leighton’s heart transplant on my website. He is now 20 and is doing great. Please continue to support us with your prayers..
* 2016 I was featured in the ASRT magazine “Scanner” for my Landscape Anatomy Series. Also the Radiology Department of the Pentagon has an original work of mine titled, “Vertebral Meadow” hanging in their Radiology department along with several framed prints of my work.
My Landscape Anatomy series hangs in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide including one of my favorites… Roseburg, Oregon.
*In 2008, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2018-2019 my Landscape Anatomy paintings were published on the covers of the ASRT Magazine (American Society of Radiologic Technologists)and their Radiation Therapy magazine.
Currently, in 2020, I have been working on my coworker’s/ Healthcare worker’s Covid Era Portraits which now have been published on the ASRT social media sites and the ARRS INPRATICE magazine.
*September 17th through October 22nd of 2010, my Halloween exhibit ran at the Tippecanoe Art Federation in Lafayette, Indiana.
*In 2009, I served on the design team and created artwork for Lafayette, Indiana’s new hospital, St. Elizabeth East.
*Also in 2009, I was honored to be Purdue University’s Artist for painting their dog statue Oliver. The dog statue now resides in Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary.
*In 2008, 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018 I was named one of the Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Women Artists.
*In October of 2005 we held an art auction for my five-year-old nephew’s heart transplant at Riley Children‘s Hospital. His name is Leighton and he’s doing great and can be followed up on my website at auntlizzy.com along with my artwork. Many artists were excited to be involved in the Art for a Heart auction, such as illustrator April Willy and also Thomas Kinkade. It is my most cherished accomplishment and Leighton has his heart.
Leighton’s update: He is 20 years old today and was told two years ago he was in rejection and needing a second heart transplant so he was put on the transplant list….. except he continued to improve. We had even held another art auction for COTA funds for him. Leighton had people praying with him and today he has been told he is no longer rejecting his heart transplant from 2005 and is doing just fine! Thank you God!
*I complete an average of 20-30 paintings per year and have done hundreds of commission works. I love making my customers smile.
I have always loved to paint but began an intense passion for my art to lift my spirits after I lost my mother in 2004 and then my brother in 2007…. Intense pain pushed me deeper into my self finding comfort in my faith and the artwork God inspired in me.
Almost every day though, you will find me painting the thick trees of the Indiana forests or my memories of trick or treating from the 1965 era, something from which my customers will not release me. They are faithful to demonstrate their love for my Halloween Art and grand, old homes twelve months of the year.
I have moved this love of spooky, old houses to the fascination of painting the wonderful, old houses of my own home in the Wabash River Valley of Lafayette, Indiana.
I do commissioned work. You are welcome to contact me. I strive to make happy customers.
Painting for me is a distraction from the heartaches of this world yet deepens the color of every Autumn leaf and intensifies the light in a loved ones eyes. Paint on canvas makes the shadows of life a thing of beauty. God has given me this gift to heal my heart and I am thankful for it. I am always here and always painting.
Source Photo: X-ray Tech/Artist/Gramma Lizzy Rainey. Depending on my hope in God for my strength to do the job. Covid Era Photo in the Xray department of Franciscan Health Lafayette, Indiana Artist Lizzy Rainey 2019 I Love God, Family and Trick or Treat. by Lizzy Lizzy and her Trick or Treat Art. 2018 Painted in the essence of an old Manor in Delphi, Indiana Lizzy with a tiny crocheted finger puppet. Liz and Lucy Lizzy with her daughter, Sarah. Previous photographs taken by my granddaughter Embry Rainey, 4 years old.