Liz is originally from Hershey, PA and moved out to the Tetons upon graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. After studying classical oil painting in school and graduating with a B.F.A, she took up residence at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, a guest ranch outside Jackson Hole, WY, where she was a wrangler and all around ranch hand for several years. In her time at the ranch, she began working on paper doing graphite drawings and black and white ink paintings that reflected her surroundings during the long winters. Access to some scrap wood while at the ranch furthered her pursuit of a simplified color palette and mountain scenery on an interesting surface.
A move over the pass to Victor, Idaho on the 'other' side of the Tetons for the next several years continued to provide an endless source of material for new pieces. As of early 2017, Liz and her family have relocated to the Pacific Northwest, outside of Bellingham WA. She is very excited for the opportunity to continue painting western wildlife along with new mountains, really big trees, and possibly Sasquatch.
Her current medium of choice is acrylic paint on wood panels - she uses a simplified color palette, and plays with negative space to create interesting compositions centered around wildlife, western life, and snow culture.