Liseth Visser a.k.a. ElisabethV. paints her pictures in a classic realistic way using oils. She paints on panels and works both on a commission and non-commission basis. She uses a traditional labour-intensive technique with under-layers, under-paintings and lots of (half) transparent to create softness, depth and glow within the final layers, this to achieve a natural and realistic skin tone in a poetic ambiance.

Liseth was given the rare opportunity to paint under the mentorship of Cornelis Le Mair. This exceptional and international successful artist inspired her with his mentorship, master classes and advice to such an extent that she took up a study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. For a while now she has quitted her managers job, the deadlines, competition and haste and exchanged it with a life surrounded by art. She works and lives in Veghel, in a traditional English ambiance where she finds both a wealth of inspiration as well as a splendid surrounding to display her art. Liseth appreciates the beauty of life and seeks ways to translate and narrate this into her classic yet contemporary portraits.

Liseth took part in a popular tv programm called Stars on Canvas, was commissioned to paint a ceremonial portrait of King Willem-Alexander, won several national awards for her work and was very happy and proud to be nominated for the BP-Portrait-Award, by the National Portrait Gallery in London.  

If you are interested in one of her paintings or a commissioned portrait, please feel free to contact her to arrange a visit to her studio.

'To learn more about what motivates and inpires me, please click HERE, to open a Digital Journal interview by Adrian Peel'.