Local Artist turns from painting to photography after stricken with rare disease — A Pictorial of Grace

By Elizabeth Cheever

While living on the island of Kaua’i for eight years, I was blessed to be able to pursue my childhood dream to become an artist. During the middle to late eighties I worked with oil glazes to capture the brilliant light and colors of the island’s ocean and flora. I was blessed to be able sell my paintings through a gallery on the North Shore, in Princeville Resort. I continued to paint and sell my work there after moving here to Ventura County. A year later I was suddenly forced to stop painting when a rare neuromuscular disease made it impossible for me to use my arms to paint.

In the past I used the photos I took just as a reference point for my paintings. Then just a couple of years ago God opened my eyes to see that the creative joy I had been missing could be felt through the art of photography. Now, I love capturing that perfect moment when the Creator’s light illuminates the colors of the transforming scene in front of me.

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Pastel Painting by Elizabeth Cheever

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Hidden Valley

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Oxnard

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Oxnard

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Fields Camarillo

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Camarillo Springs

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Camarillo Springs Golf Course

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Camarillo Springs

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Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Camarillo

Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Rose

Photo by Elizabeth Cheever: Rose

 

Elizabeth Cheever resides in Camarillo Springs with her husband Terry, and is busy creating art.

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One Response to Local Artist turns from painting to photography after stricken with rare disease — A Pictorial of Grace

  1. Phil Erwin May 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, Elizabeth!

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