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Intimate close up portrait in Black and white. Shows half womans face with glasses looking forward with dog in profile snout touching glasses.

Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis, Self Portrait with Dino (Family Portrait Series), 2016 re 2017, black and white acrylic on canvas, 9″ x 12″

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.

Some Recent Exhibitions

  • 4 artist show, (with Phil Dees, Cathleen Hogan and Fran Lattanzio) Community Gallery at the Clabber Girl Museum, Terre Haute, IN, November 1 – 28, 2017
  • Gaslight Art Colony Members Exhibition, Gaslight Art Colony, Marshall, IL, September 16-October 14, 2017
  • Self-Portraits: The Original Selfie, (Rachel Hellman Juror) Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN, May 5 – July 21, 2017
  • International Exhibition on Animals in Art, (group show, Jonathan Mayers Juror), Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA, March 19 – April 18, 2016

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