Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern’s painting By the Sea was chosen by the United States Ambassador to the Ukraine for exhibition at the American Embassy in Kiev during his term. The painting was recently returned to Ahern’s studio in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is now available for purchase.
Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern has participated extensively in the United States Department of State’s Art in Embassy program. Through this program Ahern has exhibited her work in Kiev, Ukraine, Luanda, Angola, and Manama, Bahrain and with other prominent American Artists such as Dale Chihuly and Altoon Sultan. “The Art in Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. These exhibitions… play an important role in our nation’s public diplomacy. They provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope and diversity of American art…” ( Program mission statement).
Ahern states that her “ideas for painting come from a compelling desire to shape and to abstract her experiences in nature, culture and life.” She also states that she is “fascinated by the way contemplation, imagination and time alter the memory of an experience.”
Ahern graduated from Boston University, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA. She mentored under Helen Frankenthaler in Santa Fe, NM. Ahern exhibits regularly throughout the United States. More information about Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern work can be found at www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Neuman Godfrey with inquires.