Elisabeth Howlett.  Artist. 

WELCOME to my Artist Website!!

Hello! I’m Elisabeth Howlett and I’m a professional artist. I am an oil painter. 

I paint expressive “flower portraits” in impasto oil.


“Rose of the West”, oil on linen, 61 x 91 cm


“Orange Gum Blossom” oil on canvas 76 x 76 cm Sold by Moree Gallery
“Sitting Pretty” SOLD on Bluethumb
SOLD by commission 76 x 76 cm
SOLD Protea Quintet, oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm Sold on Bluethumb


The next round of online ART CLASSES commence soon. 

The classes will consist of 1 full art class each week week for 5 weeks.

The cost is $150 for a set of 5 classes, plus materials.

The cost of the materials under the acrylic list is around $150-200 if you need to purchase everything on the list, but can be reduced significantly where you are able to use materials you have at home already.  

The essential materials are willow charcoal, acrylic paint and acrylic impasto, which costs around $150.   Materials for acrylic class: http://elisabethhowlett.com.au/online-art-classes-2/art-classes-acrylic/


The Lavender Room, 61 x 91cm, oil on canvas, Elisabeth Howlett, 2019.
Red Flowering Gum in Tarnished Jug, oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm Sold by Satch and Co, Holbrook, NSW


During February 2020, just before covid 19 turned our worlds upside down, I was the artist in residence at Burnside Council. The image below captures me painting “Late Summer Gum Blossom“. 

These three works were prepared during my artist residency, up to the point of applying oil paint. I am painting the magnolia little gem portrait in oil first up. Everyone loved the lillypilly especially after the magenta berries were coloured, it seems to ignite something in people’s memories about childhood, or bush tucker, and other fond recollections. The roses seem to be a favourite also. I wanted to share and demonstrate my process whilst I was there, how I get to the point of applying oil paint, but mostly about what happens when I paint in oil.