13 questions with senior Elizabeth Arthur


Senior Elizabeth Arthur has been involved with art since she was little. Through much practice, Arthur has become an aspiring artist and plans to continue with art after her high school career.

1. What is your favorite medium to work with?

My favorite medium to work with would be oil paints. It makes the picture look really smooth and it doesn’t dry immediately like acrylics do.

2. Are you going to continue with your art after high school? Are you going to college for art?

I am going to continue my art after high school. I do not know exactly what I’m going to do but I am planning on including art in whatever I go into.

3. What do you feel your purpose is in this world?

My purpose is to inspire others. To find the things in life that bring joy to a person instead of focusing on all of the bad things in this world. I feel that we put too much focus on what is bad in the world that we forget or pass by the good things. I would like to show people how much good there is in life.

4. How did you gain talent?

Practice. When working with art, you have to have the patience to work with your art and you have to be flexible if it doesn’t go the exact way you want it.

5. What are your biggest inspirations?

My biggest inspirations would have to be God and what He made in our life. There is so much detail in nature and in life and that’s what makes it beautiful. That’s what helps me to get inspired to make something that I love.

6. Who has helped you get through the hard times in life?

God and my family. I honestly don’t know where I would be without them.

7. You and your family seem so strong and close. What is your favorite part about your family?

My favorite part about my family is that through the bad times that we all go through, we still somehow stay strong and we find the bright side of our life. We love each other so much that we are always there for each other and even though sometimes we drive each other crazy, we will never stop loving each other.

8. How has art shaped your life?

It has helped to to see who I am. In my art I usually like to portray what I’m feeling (that is when I’m not doing portraits of people), so I get to show people how I feel without explaining it but I also get to be creative in how I display it.

9. Who has been your favorite art teacher and why?

My favorite art teacher that I’ve had so far has been Mrs. Flax. When I would create something, if I would struggle with making it the way I want it, she has helped me to see what I need to do to make it right.

10. If you could give any advice to an aspiring artist, what would you say?

Not to let fear or perfection block your creativity. I use to be afraid of creating art in front of people because I was afraid of what they would think of it because it wasn’t perfect. I learned that if you are free in your art and you are confident in it and in yourself, that’s when you can create masterpieces.

11. What are some of your biggest goals?

To share the gospel with people and to show them love.

12. Besides art, what are some other things you enjoy doing?

Other than art, I enjoy singing. Mostly being a part of my church worship team.

13. How has your religion shaped your life?

My relationship with God has helped me to know that there is always something more to learn and to be patient with people and with situations in life.