Elizabeth is a science-loving artist who explores the inner and outer dimensions of life in Hawai’i using a mixed palette of 2 & 3-D art media, including painting, resin casting and intricate hand-worked metal.
Moving to Volcano in 2004, she was born in rural Iowa and enrolled at Iowa State University to study quantum physics. It was there that she encountered a profound shift “to the right side of the brain” when she started to take art courses. After graduating in Art and Design with teaching credentials and a year of graduate work in “visual literacy and right-brain creativity,” she moved to Western Washington and stepped into the world of public art. There she created murals and sculptures with grants and commissions from such agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington State Arts Commission Pierce County, and the City of Tacoma Arts Commissions. She also taught art courses at The Evergreen State College, The University of Puget Sound, and Pierce College, along with being selected for many artist-in-schools residencies. Since moving to Hawaii and finally being able to work full-time in a spacious studio experimenting with a wide range of media, her work continues to evolve intuitively and incorporates the science she loves into her paintings and the unique, hand-tooled metal work for which she is best known. Liz has won many awards and has worked in several private collections as well as the Hawaii State Foundation public art collection. Her work is represented locally by the Volcano Art Center Gallery located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.