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Meet Elizabeth Pogor of Pogor Fine Art in North Andover

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Pogor.

Elizabeth, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art. I have been painting for 15 years, I started out in a traditional style which I still occasionally do, but most of my current work is abstract.

I raised four daughters and now that they are grown I paint almost full time. I own another small business providing wait staff for events in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and parts of Maine.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’m the daughter of a prominent New England Artist, not always easy to compete with.

My dad had a very conservative style and pushed me in that direction. I chose to be a sculpture major in college to avoid the conflict! It wasn’t until years later that I picked up a brush and found that painting was the right path.

Having to juggle raising four active little girls left me no time for my art but I was happy to wait until they grew up and went off on their own life journey.

I did remarry my longtime friend and childhood sweetheart in 2001. He is my biggest fan and encourages me daily to paint, paint, paint! He is my best and worst critic and being a master craftsman in wood, he makes all of my stretchers to any size I need.

My life has had its struggles, but nothing I couldn’t handle.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Pogor Fine Art – what should we know?
I am a member of Newburyport Art Association, have displayed my work at Galatea Gallery in SOWA district of Boston and display my work at a local cafe in North Andover.

I am preparing for my first solo exhibition at Colo Colo Gallery at 101 W. Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford, MA. the exhibit runs from August 28th to September 17th. The Artist’s reception is on September 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

My work is just starting to get noticed, little by little I get a commission and articles like this to make the public aware of what I do.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I am free to explore freedom in my work, I don’t plan my paintings and have a private studio in my home. My family is a huge support.

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