Elizabeth “Loty” Hlapcic

Artist’s Statement

Loty HlapcicI have always had a deep appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us and I strive to reflect this in each of my paintings. My medium is oil on canvas with subject matter mainly flowers, landscapes and seascapes.


Loty was born and raised in Slovenia where she married and started a family before emigrating to Canada in 1962. Settling in Cobourg Ontario, she raised a family of three before commencing to develop her artistic talents under the guidance of Joan Purdy of ‘The Joy of Painting’ studio in Grafton. Loty maintains her association with Joan Purdy and is also a member of Northumberland Art Gallery, Spirit of thee Hills Northumberland Art Association and the Arts Council of Northumberland Loty has enjoyed moderate success in the Annual Art Gallery of Northumberland Juried Art Show and has been a regular exhibitor in the Cobourg Waterfront Lion’s Art Show and Sale since 2004. Loty can be reached at