Red Velvet Ravens, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20, $795
Yellowstone Dude II, Acrylic on Canvas, 22x28, $995
Take Off, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x40, $1100
Chomper, Acrylic on Wood, 24x30, $1050
Huckleberry Hound, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20, $795
Liz has pursued art since an early age while growing up in central Pennsylvania. She went
on to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia where she
majored in Painting. Immediately after graduating in 2006, she moved to Jackson Hole,
Wyoming, where she lived and worked on a guest ranch for several years, and the roots of
her professional career as a western wildlife artist began. The surrounding scenery and
wildlife she encountered there has continued to be one of the main subjects of her artwork.
In 2017 she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and has since started to incorporate some of
the new wildlife she has met in this area into her work.
Liz strives to interpret the genuine joy and interest she feels towards animals and the
landscape around her. Creating art feels like a natural reflex to filter the things she’s seen
and experienced in nature while hiking, riding horses, or snowboarding. She counts herself
extremely lucky to have such a wide range of incredible experiences with animals in the
outdoors over the years, and her work serves as a way to share her experiences and
memories with those around her.
Her realistic animals are often set upon a colorful abstract background as she continues to
explore and play with new ways of mark making in her paintings and drawings. Her first
love is drawing, and is finding new ways to ‘draw with paint’ - or simply find ways to blend
realism with the energetic marks of the artist’s hand and decision making visible. Liz feels
fortunate that she has been able to slowly work her way towards becoming a full time artist
over the years, and hopes to be able to share the joy of nature with those around her for
many more years to come.
I've pursued art since an early age while growing up in Pennsylvania. I attended the
Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia majoring in Painting. Immediately
after graduating, I moved to Jackson Hole where I lived and worked on a guest ranch for
several years, and the roots of my career as a western wildlife artist began. The scenery
and wildlife I encountered there has continued to be one of the main subjects of my artwork.
I really strive to interpret the genuine joy and interest I feel towards animals and the
landscape around me. Creating art is a natural reflex to filter the things I've seen and
experienced out in nature on foot, horses, or a snowboard. My work serves as a way to
share my experiences and memories with those around me. Realistic animals are often set
upon a colorful abstract background as I continue to explore and play with new ways of
mark making in both paintings and drawings. My first love is drawing, and I'm finding new
ways to ‘draw with paint’ - or simply find ways to blend realism with the energetic marks of
the artist’s hand and decision making visible.
Liz is originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania and has somehow found herself currently living
in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up riding horses and making art, and she is grateful
after many years (and many moves) to be doing the same thing at the moment. She
volunteered at a therapeutic riding facility through her high school years, trading hours for
lessons. Upon graduating high school, she attended Colorado State University, somewhere
she could major in either art, or equine sciences. She ultimately chose art, and transferred
to the Savannah College of Art & Design. After graduating with an art degree, she decided
to apply to work on a dude ranch out west again (she worked one summer as a wrangler at
a ranch in Colorado - after meeting the head wrangler in art class weirdly enough). Liz got
hired in Jackson Hole, WY - a town she had never heard of before. Sight unseen, she
made the move to Jackson and quickly realized that fortune was in her favor - this was an
art town. Liz lived and worked on the Gros Ventre River Ranch for 4 summers (and a
couple of winters) before making the move to the 'other side' of the Tetons. She ultimately
got married, bought a house, worked a few 'jobs that paid the bills' (aka, sit in front of the
computer jobs) - and still managed to squeak out some drawings and paintings on a regular
basis. In September of 2015, her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and he
passed away in April of 2016. Liz had a difficult relationship with her dad, and after he
passed away at 64 she got tired of working away to just pay the bills - she wanted to create
art. Like a lot of art. Now. She quit her full time job, and found a landscaping gig that was
3 days a week so she had at least 2 dedicated days a week to making art. She started
making a lot of work, and the ball got rolling on her professional career. Shortly after, a
move that was dictated mostly by the real estate market at the time (and the
now-ex-husband) landed her in Bellingham, WA. It took a bit of figuring out, but she
ultimately is now happily divorced and making art full time in the area a bit north of Seattle.
She & her dog Zeppelin (and her amazing partner Rob) use her random ranch work & horse
knowledge to do a work-trade to live on 40 acres - a generous circumstance provided by
some nice folks from Alaska.