About Lizzy

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Biography

Hello. I’m Lizzy Rainey, a self-taught artist located in beautiful Lafayette, Indiana. I began to market my art in 2004 when an emotional year brought a deeper focus to my work. I am obsessed with painting the charming and creepy old mansions of my home city of Lafayette. My customers nationwide have embraced this vision commissioning me to paint their old and new homes mostly with their children trick or treating in the autumn season. It has become a marker of my style.

The past few years I have created a Landscape Anatomy series which has been published on the cover of  the American Society of Radiologic Technologists magazine. This series has grown in popularity and I have had the honor of painting Landscape Anatomy art  for Medical centers, hospitals and doctors nationwide. Prints of my work are now even decorating the radiology department of the Pentagon.  I am honored.

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 16 and was recently placed on the heart transplant list again. Please support us with your prayers and in our fundraising.

A Completed Rosburg Oregon Landscape Anatomy Set 2016 (1280x975)

Artist History

* 2016 I was featured in the ASRT magazine “Scanner” for my Landscape Anatomy Series decorating the Radiology Department of the Pentagon and for the multiple hospitals and clinics it also hangs in nation wide.

*In 2013 I have published a book of my Halloween art titled “Portraits of Halloween”, which may be purchased on LULU.
*In 2014-2015 my paintings once again will be published for one year on the covers of the ASRT Magazine.
*In 2011 and  2012, I illustrated the  covers for “The ASRT” (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) magazine..

*Also in 2011, I was again chosen by the Indiana Statehouse as one of the Hoosier Women Artists.

*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 I was named one of the Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Women Artists.

*During the summer and fall of 2008, my work was published on the cover of the ASRT magazine.

*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.

*I complete an average of 50 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.

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 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 Lafayette.

Keeping me focused on realism are the many requests I receive from friends and family members to paint portraits of their children or loved ones, some that have even already gone to Heaven.

I also do commissioned work. You are welcome to contact me. I strive to make happy customers.

 

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Artist Statement

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.

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