Piece description from the artist
Arlington Garden is Pasadena’s only dedicated public garden. Pasadena has 25 parks and great natural open spaces in the Arroyo Seco and Eaton Canyon. Pasadena also has several plazas and significant public landscaping. But Pasadena has only one dedicated public garden. Arlington Garden is an example of urban open space, which are uses called for in Pasadena’s Green Space, Recreation and Parks Element and Open Space and Conservation Element to the General Plan, such as plazas, paseos, and gardens, that are appropriate throughout the City where sites are too small or expensive for traditional parks.
Originally from upstate New York, Elizabeth Tucker moved to Southern California in her early twenties. While she had always worked with her hands in the "needle arts":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needlepoint, it was her husband who encouraged Elizabeth to begin drawing and painting when he gave her an easel as a gift. Seeking teachers who would instruct her in the classical tradition, Elizabeth studied at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and the Art Center College of Design and took private classes with artists "Ryan Wurmser":http://ryanwurmseratelier.blogspot.com/ and "Aaron Westerberg":http://www.westerberg-fineart.com.
Although the majority of her work is in oil, Elizabeth enjoys working in other mediums such as ink, pastel, block prints and watercolor.
A multi-award winning artist and certified instructor in the Michael Wilcox School of Colour, Elizabeth is a member of the "Pasadena Society of Artists":http://www.pasadenasocietyofartists.org, and "Women Painters West":http://www.womenpainterswest.org/home.html as well as the president of the "Angeles Crest Art Guild":http://www.angelescrestartguild.com/. :http://www.angelescrestartguild.com/.