Elizabeth Gorek has been living in Northern California since 1996 having grown up in Hong Kong and Canada. She comes from a family of artists and considers herself a life-long student of fine art. Gorek loves how light touches darkness. She is drawn to the unguarded moment, stripped of artifice, a caught thought trapped in the body that betrays an inner life. Gorek’s paintings range from colorful abstracts to representational figurative work and are largely oil on wood panels or oil on canvas mounted to wood panels.