Elizabeth Rickert is a New Mexico based artist who paints landscapes, water gardens, florals, fruits and birds’ nests, but in particular intimate compositions of grasses and other low-to-the-ground plants.
These are rendered with sensitive detail and infused with gentle light, giving them in inviting, luminous quality.
Her paintings are larger in scale than you might assume from viewing the relatively small images on her website, and are likely quite immersive in person.
I particularly admire the way Rickert has handled the value relationships in the layered compositions of grasses. She accomplishes a challenging feat of visual organization as well as finding surprising visual charm in such humble subjects.
There is an article on Parka Blogs about her art tools.