Growing up in a family of artists and artisans in upstate New York, Elizabeth became aware at an early age of the many mediums of creativity available. Whether pottery, painting, mosaics, or sculpture, she was never quite able to find her niche.
Wanting a career in the creative field, she became an advertising/marketing account exec for media giant, Hearst Corporation in New York after graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing. During this time, she continued her love of art honing several different medium skill sets.
Eventually, she left her position at Hearst to relocate seventeen times to various places around the globe with her husband, Chip, who is in the energy business. Taking advantage of the multi-cultural experiences she encountered helped her focus on more specific areas within the world of art. From owning an interior design/event planning/flower shop to teaching stained glass classes, Elizabeth never veered far from the creative vein.
In 2010 she stumbled onto a form of mixed media art that she continues to mold and refine into a technique she can call her own. Using acrylics, watercolors, and oils to start backgrounds and detail, she then adds in custom papers, glass, metals, re-purposed items, and natural fibers to design a piece of art that is filled with texture and depth. Each piece incorporates papers that are either handmade or purchased from Asian marketplaces. Then the one-of-a-kind piece is finished off with many layers of a sealant blend that she created through hours of experimentation. In addition to mixed media pieces, she also works with watercolors, acrylics, oils, and paint pouring techniques.
As she states, “While I'm ever-moving from one medium to another, my fall back is always mixed. It allows me to voice my creative, free-flowing vein by incorporating earthy materials into my pieces. For me, the fun part is utilizing objects that strictly have one purpose and fitting them into an entirely different artistic entity.”
Elizabeth has exhibited in galleries and sold her work mostly in cities on the east coast along with shows in Texas and Mexico. Her works are in private collections around the US, Canada, and Europe.
She resides with her family on Skidaway Island and is the current President of The Landings Art Association. Elizabeth is also a Partner at The Signature Gallery, City Market, 303 West Saint Julian St., Savannah, Georgia.