About the Artist
Liz's love for the arts developed while attending the Brooklyn Museum of Art. That passion grew through her studies at the University of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Fleisher Art Memorial and while exploring printmaking at Montclair University.
Liz has been earning recognition for artistic excellence since the mid-90s. Her work at the Perkins Art Center "Works on Paper Show" is part of Burlington County College's permanent collection. She participated in the Philadelphia Foundation Art Exhibit and was honored with the Fred and Naomi Hazell awards for both 1999 and 2000.
In addition, Liz's work has been exhibited in leading shows throughout the Delaware Valley. These include The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, the Perkins Center for the Arts, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Christian Brothers Academy and the Haddon Fortnightly. Her work can be found in a number of private collections throughout the US and Europe.
Capturing the dynamic and transient nature of light and richness of color is at the foundation of her art. Vibrant radiant color, the dominant feature in her compositions, evokes a mood and imagery from the observer. Her subject preferences are the elemental qualities of nature within a landscape or the human form. When painting a portrait, she illuminates that personae, working to achieve a resonant harmony of color.
Liz works on birch panels that have been gessoed and wet sanded to a smooth slick finish. The energy of Liz's brushwork, another feature in her compositions, exudes a sense of first impression and immediacy.
Liz's earliest artistic influences include Matisse's "Red Room" and Monet's "Water Lilies" with their dynamic color and presence. Pierre Bonnard, Lucien Freud and John Singer Sargent are constant inspirations. The artists and teachers along her creative path are the guiding light to her unique artistic expression.