Elisabeth Howlett is an artist, an oil painter, working from her studio in Adelaide, South Australia. She applies impasto style oil paint using hog hair brushes onto canvas. Her works reflect a painterly but modern style. Using thick oil paint to emphasise the impression of each brushstroke, the artist leaves an array of texture, movement and light on the canvas. Elisabeth is captivated by the beauty that surrounds her, particularly the elegant forms of flowers. Central to her art practice is depicting flowers in their natural environment, flower ‘close ups’, and bouquets, which she regularly arranges. Elisabeth translates the beauty she sees in the world onto her canvas. Above all, she paints to bring joy to people. The joy that the beauty of the natural world brings, in all its seasons, in all its processes, whether in full bloom, or wilting and ready to fall. Therein lies beauty.