Relative Effect Tour

Postcard for the Exhibition "Relative Effect" featuring artwork by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis, Sarah Joy Petrulis, and Beth Berolzheimer at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN, September 1- December 18, 2020

Works of art by three women related by blood and marriage.

How to view

Though the physical exhibition has closed you can still see it in the online tour put together by Rose Curator Christy Brinkman-Robertson.

The exhibition was on the first and second floor hallways of Moench Hall,
Rose-Hulman Institute of Techology, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute,  Indiana  47803-3999

View the Virtual Tour

How to buy

The store is now closed and under renovations.


You know those people who can’t get enough of babies? That’s me with animals. I’ve been known to spontaneously shout out “DOG” when I see one; it’s embarrassing when a human is walking by thinking I meant them.

I use a high contrast pallet to set off the elegance, peculiarities, and dynamics of body shapes. Posture discloses so much as it activates the spaces around and between. 

The paintings evolve into mysterious situations that I did not plan (though I am meticulous with composition). While painting subtle shifts in line or value, even small tweaks in an eye can change an expression, the mood, and what it implies.

These intimate slices-of-life or fantasy reveal character and hint at memory and anecdote as they honor our interspecies bonds.

Horse portrait featuring an exaggerated swished tail as the horse walks away toward a mercurial ball. White horse on grey ground.

I’m HONORED to report Fan Tail is now part of the Rose-Hulman Permanent Art Collection.

The show made news in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.

Horse paintings by Elizabeth Lisa petrulis installed at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 2020
Horse paintings by Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis installed at Rose-Hulman 2020

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