“Prior to the Residence at the Brinton Museum, I traveled to Yellowstone National Park for the first time.  I had planned on working on an entirely different body of work in the residency.  However, the encounters at Yellowstone were too spectacular to pass up the fresh opportunity to paint the landscape.  I purchased some watercolor paint, brushes and paper and produced the paintings on display here.  In addition, I completed two small acrylic panels of Yellowstone critters once I returned to TX. 

The Brinton Museum is a gemstone within one of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve experienced.  The dynamic structure is completely symbiotic with its’ surroundings.  The historic structures are handsome constructions that speak to the essence of the museum’s foundation.  Collectively, the paintings characterize my memorable experience.”  Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash

Liz Yarosz Ash & FinnElizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash is a nationally recognized and award-winning artist, teacher and juror.  She has shown in over 388 exhibitions and has received over 86 exhibition awards.  Yarosz-Ash is Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.  In 1991, she was selected for the University’s Hardin Professor Award and was a full professor since 1992.   From 2002 – 2004, Yarosz-Ash served as President of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society.  In 2011, Yarosz-Ash was selected as a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, a prestigious annual $50,000 award competition open to Texas artists.  She served as a Fulbright Specialist to Grenada, West Indies in 2013.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Texas Artist Award, was a finalist for the Santo Foundation 2015 Individual Artist Awards, and a 2016 finalist for a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington, DC.  In 2017 she served as a Visiting Instructor at the Professional High School of Visual Art in Holguin, Cuba.  Her work is in over 90 corporate, institutional and private collections.