Elizabeth Paganelli etching’s are a result of an entire experience, the observation, the mood, the thoughts and feelings. “They are my signatures, irreplaceable and personal, yet a simple translation of the moment so that others can interpret them and perhaps for a moment, go to places I have been.” Each piece is an original hand pulled limited edition print. These etchings are limited by the durability of the printing plate, which is between 40 and 50 impressions. After that, the plate will wear down leaving faded areas in the image. Her work is printed on Japanese Mulberry paper, then she chine collés the images onto Hahnemuhle Copperplate rag paper. Each print is then numbered “EV” (Edition Varie), because of the variations on inking and hand-coloring.
Elizabeth has lived and worked in the Lake Tahoe area for the past sixteen years. She received a BFA from California College of the Arts, and an MA from John F. Kennedy University. She has also studied printmaking at Kala Institute in Berkley, Ca. and Santa Reparata Graphic Center in Florence, Italy. She has taught drawing and printmaking at Sierra Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Yosemite National Park. Her work is included in many collections including the Nevada Museum of Art.