I’m not so much a
make-it-happen artist as a
let-it-happen one.
— Elizabeth Stockton

Elizabeth Stockton is an Atlanta-based artist, specializing in large, layered oil paintings. She draws inspiration from her interest in color interaction, landscapes, minimalism, typography, and mark making.  Her compositions are built through a process of adding and subtracting layers of oil, which are allowed to dry between applications. “ I follow a course of simplifying and complicating, creating chaos or order until the painting starts to emerge and show a hint of what IT wants to be.  I’m not so much a make-it-happen artist as a let-it-happen one.’’

Stockton grew up in a family in which art was highly valued. Her father, Jack Niles, was a fiercely independent artist who demonstrated the need for simultaneous creativity and discipline. Her art practice was cultivated from as far back as she can remember.  She studied Fine Art and Design at the University of Georgia. She continues her education through persistent painting, exploration, artists’ residencies, workshops, and study of past and present artists.

As a fine artist, Stockton’s talent is clearly showcased in originality, as well as artistic and technical prowess. She is driven by a visual single-mindedness which ‘‘cannot be turned off’’, approaching blank canvases from a spiritual mindset, never a production process. The emotional power of her paintings invites the viewer to deeply engage in her creations. This has inspired repeated purchases from individuals, decorators, designers, and corporate art collectors. Her paintings are prominently displayed in fine homes and corporate headquarters around the country and as far reaching as New Delhi. 


Curriculum Vitae


1999-Present -Fine Artist
1981-1999 -Art Director, Graphic Designer


1977-1981 Graphic Design + Fine Art
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Solo Exhibitions

2016 BOUNDLESS, Spalding Nix Fine Art
2015 Spalding Nix Fine Art
2014 The Mercantile, Atlanta, GA
2013 One Museum Mile, NYC
2012 The Mercantile, Atlanta, GA
2011 The Mercantile, Atlanta, GA
2010 The Mercantile, Atlanta, GA
2009 Scott Bundy Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
2008 Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007 Twinhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 ElmTree Gallery, Franklin, TN
2006 Twinhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 Twinhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2000 FloatAway, Atlanta, GA

Corporate Collections (partial list)

Cushman Wakefield, Atlanta, GA
GA Tech, Atlanta, GA
Print Pack Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Harry Norman Realtors, Atlanta, GA
The Ritz Carlton, Dallas, TX
Luna Restaurant, Winterpark, FL (2)
Honours Golf, King & Bear, St. Augustine, FL


Private Collections (partial list)

Dr. Jane White, Gainesville, GA (4)
Stevie Castelle & Robert Fehskens,
Lake Tahoe, NV (9)
Leslie Newsom Rascoe, Atlanta, GA,
(Art Editor, Veranda Magazine)
Jennie Lewis, Short Hills, NJ (16)


BEST in OIL, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club,
116th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, NYC


Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles,
Maine Home+Design,
Veranda Magazine,
Creative Loafing,


The Hambridge Center, Rabun Gap GA, 3 weeks
The Art Students League of New York 2016, 4 weeks
The Art Students League of New York 2014, 4 weeks
The Art Students League of New York 2013, 8 weeks
The Art Students League of New York 2012, 4 weeks
The Art Students League of New York 2011, 4 weeks
Serenbe Institute, Palmetto, GA, 3 weeks