Pastel, Acrylic, Oil

Painting by Liz Maltman.

Liz Maltman will be the featured artist in November at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery in north Ephraim.

Maltman spent most of her summers in Fish Creek while growing up in Chicago. After majoring in art history and psychology in college, she moved to Door County where she bought an old farmhouse. Later, she and her partner Rick remodeled the original chicken coop on the property to show their art. Marisch Gallery is open by appointment by calling 920.868.2279.

One of Maltman’s first jobs was managing the Hardy Gallery. She owned and managed a women’s art-to-wear clothing store, The Magic Jacket, for many years, sewing and hand painting clothes. In 2004, she discovered landscape painting “en plein air” and now she paints outside whenever possible, working in pastel, acrylic and oil. She has participated in the Door County Plein Air Festival and Door Prize for Portraiture at Chez Cheryl, and was included in the Hardy Gallery’s Collector’s Showcase exhibit.

Maltman’s bright and innovative use of color, technique and pattern express both her enthusiasm for the outdoors and her background in fabric and design. Since she works en plein air most of the time, her work is directly influenced by the weather, temperature, wind velocity, time of day, etc. She almost never uses photos; the “accuracy” she seeks has more to do with the feeling and sense of a place, the light and atmosphere, than with the actual details of a scene.

The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1 – 3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, and by appointment. For more information call 920.854.7559.