Piece description from the artist
Persimmon is my favorite fruit of the fall season. I'm pretty fond of fresh apples too, but this orange delight is my go-to fruit. The trees have beautiful heart shaped leaves that turn orange and coral. The branches have hints of the golden orange in their branches. The persimmons hanging on the tree in clusters reminds me of a John Singer Sarget watercolor. This painting is 5 × 7, but comes matted and framed to about 8 × 10.
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/.