Barry Morentz

Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth is teaching the following 1-Day Wworkshops at Legacies III:
Pointed Brush for Beginners

Elizabeth McKee is a calligrapher and book artist. She was introduced to Sho-Do (brush lettering) while teaching English in Japan in 1971 and continued to study Chinese Brush painting in Malaysia from 1972-73. She was happy to discover western calligraphy in Ottawa in 1980. In 1984 she helped to establish the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa and was made a life member in 1990. 1989 Marilyn Reaves introduced her to writing English with the pointed brush. Since then, she has studied pointed brush lettering whenever an opportunity presented itself. One of her goals during the pandemic was to improve her pointed brush lettering skills. Since no advanced classes were being offered online she developed a curriculum of her own and practice taught friends and family over zoom. The result of her efforts is a series of beginning and intermediate pointed brush classes.

Elizabeth’s unique books are included in the collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Harvard’s Houghton Library and Bowdoin College’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Some of her books with pointed brush lettering are in Queen’s University’s Douglas Library, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Stanford University’s Green Library as well as private collections around the world.