Liz Maness paints beautifully. She chooses old-fashioned, subjects that are often romantic, sentimental, and reminiscent of times gone by. Her traditional body of work is often compared to Mary Cassatt because of their choices of lovely subjects that they approach technically in very similar ways. Years ago when Liz Maness took a workshop from me, the only constructive suggestion I gave her was to raise her prices. She did not take my advice. Years later when I became Art Curator of the Gallery Collection at La Posada de Santa Fe and she accepted my invitation to join our stable of world-class Artists, I suggested again that she raise her prices. She declined, telling me that throughout her career collectors have acquired her work, which she has always considered their gift to her. She went on to say that when her life ends and her work sky-rockets in price, that will be her gift back to them! I plan to create an elegant book featuring the oil paintings of Liz Maness. She is a living American master.
Sara Eyestone, La Posada's Art Curator
Curator's Office: 505-954-9668
LIZ MANESS REMEMBERS: "As a child I was enthralled with any type of art, but I lived in a small southern town and didn't have the opportunity to follow my artistic interests. The hunger was there, but I had children of my own before I pursued my dream. My first art lesson evolved into years of study and decades of painting that has become my life`s work."