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About the Artist and Gallery

Interior of the gallery.
Brilliant original paintings done in oils, acrylics, soft pastel & watercolour by owner/artist Elizabeth R. Van den Broeck. Take the time to fully explore our beautiful display of originals alongside our creative artware collection that includes our wearable art, ceramics, jewellery in our bright and engaging 2000 sq' gallery space. In the background studio we are busy with custom printing and framing projects but we love to stop and answer any questions you have. 

In May of 1992 while still in University I opened Elizabeth's Art Gallery as a frame shop and a venue to display not only my work but the work of other artists from across Canada.  Since then the gallery has grown and changed is so many ways. Gradually I added art supplies and custom printing services to compliment what I was doing with my own work and fill a niche in the market. In 2017 I made the final change to be fully self representational and added a collection of unique artware items that I continue to grow and develop. With the help of my assistant Natalie Hussey running the front lines and my father Ed Van den Broeck in the workshop framing I look forward to welcoming you here to discover just how much more than an art gallery we are!      ~ Elizabeth

Artists Bio 

Elizabeth R. Van den Broeck is the keeper of Huron County's loveliest secrets. Her way of telling them begins, invariably, with a camera and a pair of hip waders, as per custom in her quest for honest imagery. Her commitment to beauty in the unassuming reveals a lifelong love and understanding of her homeland, as well as a skill built upon by steady practice.

An entrepreneurial artist of singular focus, Elizabeth studied Art at Sheridan College and Art History at the University of Toronto, only to miss the Class of 1992 graduating ceremonies to open her gallery in Goderich. Her tight-knit family has grown over the years, driving adaptation of media and method but lending strength of support to her endeavours.

Elizabeth's award-winning body of work displays diversity: from photography and print-making to oil and acrylics, encaustic and pastel work, the array has never muffled her artistic voice. Complexly-textured, unusually-lit subjects have never dissuaded her but instead become her trademark, as have clarity of colour and cleanness of stroke.

~Written by Bethany Ann Davidson

Artist At Work

Watch the time lapse video of Spring Promise, commissioned by Cowbell Brewery in Blyth Ontario. Acrylic on canvas.


Portrait of the Artist by Art Dadd

If you are interested in following along to see new work in progress check out my instagram profile where I share my #creative process. 

@artawhile on instagram.

 Visit the gallery to see the working process first hand.  Sketches, underpaintings, ideas and musings are all part of the display.

Portrait of the Artist by Art Dadd