House Tipster features Elizabeth Sutton, a New York pop artist, in its ongoing Pro Perspectives series.
Elizabeth first became a full-time artist in February 2016 when she was approached by Ryan Serhant, New York City's #1 real estate broker, about putting her artwork in one of his high-end developments.
Recalls Elizabeth, "I said, 'Hell yeah!' I mean, you don't turn down an opportunity like that!"
Elizabeth believes that her compositions find their success in engaging the viewer with organizational complexity while simultaneously entertaining with whimsy.
"I definitely think there is a Warholian influence within my works," she says. "My works are very much pop art and very decorative."
Although she has been influenced by many different pop artists, she also draws inspiration from artists outside of the genre, including Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and Gene Davis.
"The symmetry and the color behind their works is very inspiring," she says. "For me, color equates to happiness."
Elizabeth also talks about the business side of being a professional artist, and how many established artists have helped her develop her career.
"Nobody's going to help you unless you ask for it. Nothing's going to be handed to you. I'm always asking people who I admire, people who are successful, to give me advice... People who owe me nothing have helped me," she says. "I've had many young artists reach out to me, asking how to get started. You need to be willing to give what you get. Anybody who I can help, who I can inspire... I answer every single message, every email."
"It's very important to also remember the business elements of the art world if you want to succeed," she says.