black and white up close portrait of woman who faces forward and a dog seen in profile with nose at woman's eyeglass, acrylic painting by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis, Self Portrait with Dino, 2016 re. 2017, black and white acrylic on canvas

Artist Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis is reacquainting herself with dirty hands after two decades working with white gloves in an art Museum.

Do you live in central Illinois or Indiana? Then Ms. Petrulis is your reclusive neighbor. She shares a studio and home in rural Marshall, Illinois with her husband, and with several rescued cats and dogs. The mongrels, of mysterious lineage, inspired her recent body of work Dog Studies.

These acrylic paintings are tributes to the profound impact that pets play in our daily lives. The intimate views emphasize the elegance of animal bodies through the stark contrast of black and white.

Inquire about Lisa’s art and services,  or e-mail  lisa@elizabethpetrulis.com  Read a detailed biography.   Read her Dog Studies Artist’s Statement. See the Dog Studies Portfolios.

Current and Recent Exhibitions

  • Fruitridge Festival of the Arts, First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Terre Haute, IN, October 27-28, 2017
  • Gaslight Art Colony Members Exhibition, Gaslight Art Colony, Marshall, IL, September 16-October 14, 2017

  • Gaslight Art Colony Members Exhibition, Gaslight Art Colony, Marshall, IL, September 17-October 8, 2016


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Exhibition of high contrast pet paintings by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis


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