If you're wondering why you're seeing a featured art collection on a jewelry website, just know that it's all part of a bigger picture as Owner and Designer, Elizabeth Sarah expands her creative talents.
Elizabeth’s time and attention will always be devoted to her first love: her line of handmade jewelry. But as times have changed drastically in the past year, she found herself adapting to new business demands while following where her creative soul took her.
What came of this transition and time of reflection, was a collaborative collection of Art between Elizabeth and her husband, Philip Bennett Walker.
Philip has been creating art his whole life, and began painting professionally as a young adult in Aspen, Colorado in 2002. What most people don't know, is that Elizabeth is also a talented painter aside from jewelry designer. She's always been artistic & finds joy expressing her creativity in different ways.
During this trying year and adapting to life during a worldwide pandemic, she picked up painting again during the summer of 2020, after a 20 year hiatus. These pieces are the fist of many cohesive collections to come.
After being married for 16 years, you'd think the artist couple had each other all figured out by now, but working together, they brainstormed ideas that may have never come forth working individually. They were able to hone in on each other’s strengths & weaknesses, and through the balance of giving them both a fresh, new perspective.
With a theme in mind of tropical flora and fauna for this first collection, Elizabeth and Philip imagined a scene typical of Florida. They made it their own with vibrant colors and Philips style of subtraction and layers to create texture and depth.
The couple is already working on additional collections and have brand new color palettes up their sleeve along with exciting designs.
Their environment has always inspired their art, whether it’s the coastal themed jewelry collections, or paintings that depict Philips family's long line of industrial shrimping.
Elizabeth has always challenged herself to create new color schemes in her necklace designs, and now is able to reignite her passion and make her mark with captivating hues on canvas.
In addition to prints from the first collaborative collection between the Walker's, are first edition vintage prints from the lake resort Elizabeth's family owned in Powers Lake, Wisconsin.
In its heydays The Aquilla Summer Resort and Lodge boasted a golf course, floating docks, boat rentals, cabin rentals, horseback riding, archery, fishing, swimming, and sailing.
At its heart, a grand lodge equipped with a restaurant, dining hall, bar, ice cream parlor and a bowling alley in the basement. The lake shore even had a roller coaster slide that guests labeled the “Screamin Mimi”.
Her family was able to preserve this legacy for almost 6 generations. They also kept these original photographs and resort memorabilia in amazing condition.
Elizabeth and her husband Philip realized looking through all these images that they weren’t just created to promote a summer lodge, but more or less the founding of an entire community that is now known as Powers Lake, Wisconsin.
They are huge history buffs, very proud of Elizabeth's lineage and family's legacy, and happen to be total interior design addicts. So this is totally and absolutely what you're going to get from this mini collection.
Good news is, there’s a ton of stuff to still go through. For now, enjoy these!
As an adopted member of the Walker family, I've had the privilege to go to Elizabeth's old home in Powers Lake and see the lake and grounds The Aquilla used to sit upon.
Powers Lake itself is a beautiful and pristine lake that anybody can have a good time at. The small town that surrounds it is welcoming and inspiration is drawn from the beauty of the land that surrounds it.
I can absolutely see why people used to flock here to take much needed vacations from hectic city life.
Knowing the story behind the name of our new studio - I can see how Elizabeth and her family cherish where they're from, and love to share little tidbits of history anytime they can.
Art is a huge outlet for Elizabeth to express herself and while she’s mainly stuck to jewelry since starting Elizabeth Sarah Collections, you can bet you’ll see more paintings and collaborations soon!
We hope you enjoy the latest addition to our website.
Tell us what you think in the comments below! Are you planning on adding more art to your home, or accessories to your wardrobe?