Artist Elizabeth Sutton hosted a dinner and cocktail party to welcome The Elizabeth Sutton Collection into Beautique restaurant in New York City. Amongst a table full of her closest friends and family, the artist leisurely thumbed through her iphone to reference several pieces under construction and pieces that were commissioned for private clients and it was giving me major Lisa Frank vibes. The Elizabeth Sutton Collection consists of emoji-inspired glitter lips and oversized typography with motivational words like “Conquer” and “Hustle” in bold colors. For Beautique, her signature red lips and pop culture-inspired collages (Vogue Magazine cover clippings, glossed up and arranged methodically) were hanging in the restaurant's lounge area, located seductively in the back of the dining room, through black velvet curtains. Elizabeth Sutton’s compositional signature is a strong undercurrent of mathematical proportion and algorithmic color placement. There’s fancy lettering and lots of glitter, yet sophisticated enough to appeal to the New York fashion crowd.
“I was a bored Upper East Side stay-at-home mom, craving a challenge and creative outlet, so I decided to go to the art store located a few blocks away from my apartment and make something.” Elizabeth recalls. Several years later, Elizabeth has grown a business - a savvy artist at work. While her family will always be her number one priority, her artwork has definitely filled a void in her life. Plus creating beauty from a blank canvas to make other people feel good is one of her biggest accomplishments thus far.
Elizabeth's work was on view at the 2016 Affordable Art Fair and currently, her work can be found in several locations around New York City, and both a restaurant and celebrity-owned boutique in Southampton. She is in talks to make several donations to local medical centers as well. This October, "in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” Sutton says, “and the people around the world working tirelessly to find a cure, I am auctioning one of my custom 3D butterfly pieces and donating 100% of proceeds to cancer research. Every 19 seconds, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed. I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, and I want to do all I can to support women around the world who are fighting for their lives.”
You can view more of Elizabeth Sutton’s work on her Instagram @ElizabethSuttonCollection.