35. Elizabeth Gorek*
Elizabeth Gorek paints women deep in thought, pondering their next move, not posing or concerned about the male gaze. Her vintage-style bathers have appeared in Marin Magazine and the West Marin Review and have found homes across the country. She has been living in Northern California since 1996, having grown up in Hong Kong and Canada. Gorek studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and at the College of Marin.