Liz Lautrup

Creating Art, Creating Meaning

Artist Statement

Creating my abstract paintings is a mysterious process, based in the reflections of the world around me, and a deep need to create beauty and give voice to universal, deep, and lasting truths. Using abstraction and few recognizable elements, I seek to create a space for others to project their own interpretations, find their own meaning. My process starts with sweeping water-suspended pigment onto the surface; I “let go” and allow myself to be guided through the process of mark making, desiring to pour my soul in to my paintings. With the swirling together of shape, line, and luminous layers of color, emotion begins to come forward on the canvas.

My paintings contain many layers, mimicking the layers of time passing, leaving their marks on the world, and on our being. Circles often make appearances in my artwork, representing the energy in the world, lines appear as a metaphor for our meandering journey of life, and words and scribbles are hidden or integrated, leaving messages for the viewer. The aftermath of the brush-to-canvas time is as important as the painting time itself as meaning is created through contemplation, poetry-writing, and naming, and most of all, by the eyes of the viewer. Words play a strong role in my work in the form of messages written directly in the paintings or poetry that elucidates the story or message that has shown through.


Liz Lautrup is an Abstract Artist who has been obsessed with beauty, nature, and painting since she was a young child. While growing up in New Jersey, she studied painting with famous painter John Osborne during Middle school. John made a great impression on her with his artistic talent, passion for art and nature, and instilling in her the belief that she could make a living doing her art. She went on to study Studio Art at Hamilton College in New York State. Here she discovered ceramics, figure drawing and more painting. Liz fell in love with free form ceramics which began fostering her love of Abstract thinking. After a corporate career and birthing two children, she experienced health issues and a spiritual wake-up call which led her to her intuitive painting process.

Liz is a proud member of SYNC Gallery in Denver Colorado and has found herself, in the last six years, exhibiting in numerous solo shows, and completing many commissioned paintings.

Currently she is completing paintings for clients, and creating new, big, artworks for her next upcoming show.





SYNC Gallery, Denver, CO

Lewis Art Consulting, Denver, CO

Jan. 2016 – present

April, 2018 – present


  • Grand Salon Denver, CO
  • Solo staging project for Real Estate
    Agent Nikki Ragonese, Golden, CO
  • Grand Salon Denver, CO
  • Jefferson Unitarian Building,
    Golden, CO

April 2019  – present

July/Aug. 2018

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016

April 2012



  • Ohm Acupuncture,
    Wheat Ridge, CO

June 2010


  • Solo Exhibition, Grand Salon Denver
  • Foothills Art Center Juried Show,
    Golden, CO
  • Two-person Exhibit, Luminous, at SYNC Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Featured Artist at Campbell Law Firm, Denver, CO
  • Two-person Exhibit, Deeply Rooted at SYNC Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Two-person Exhibit, Markings and Essence at SYNC Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Two-person Exhibit, Voices Filled with Listening, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Three-person Exhibit at Genesee Town Center, CO
  • Solo Exhibition, Grand Salon Denver
  • Solo Exhibition, Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden CO
  • Solo Exhibition, Ohm Acupuncture, Wheat Ridge, CO

Jan-April 2019

Feb-March 2019

July-Nov 2018

July-Aug, 2018

March/April 2018

Jan. 2017

Jan. 2016

Dec-Feb, 2016
Summer 2012

June 2010


  • Active Art District Santa Fe (Denver) member
  • Media/Newsletter Director,
    SYNC Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Coordinator of Group Art Project (large painting) for Auction at Friends of the Haven House, Denver, CO
  • Art Student’s League Summer Art
    Market, Denver, CO
  • Founder and Curator of Maple Grove Elementary School’s Grove Gallery, Art show, Golden, CO
  • Co-Curator for Open Show at EDGE Gallery, Denver CO

2012 to Present

Jan. 2016 to Present

March, 2016

June 2014 and June 2015

Feb. 2013 and 2014

Aug.- Sept. 2016


Foothills Art Center Juried Show, Golden, CO – one of only a few abstract works selected.

Artwork showcased for Marketing Photo shoot for Grand Salon, Denver, CO, and multiple real estate photo shoots.

Jan. 2019 – April 2019

Dec. 2015


Over 25

Homes in Denver and New York Metropolitan area, Merrill Lynch Cherry Creek, CO Offices, Spectrum Building in Denver area, and Forte Music Studio, Arvada, CO



Adult Instruction in Abstract Painting on Clay Tiles, Liz Lautrup Studio, Golden, CO

Jan. 2012




Liz Lautrup studied Studio Art at Hamilton College (NY, 1989), at the University of Pennsylvania (1992), and at the Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and continues creating at The Art Students League of Denver and in her studio in Golden, Colorado.

Current Representation

SYNC Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Lewis Art Consulting, Denver, CO

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Contact Liz Lautrup

Interested in a specific painting or a commission project? I would love to hear from you.
Contact me by email at or by phone at 720-635-3666.