Born in Belleville IL, Elisabeth has resided in central Florida for the past 20 years. She has developed her skills through workshops and home study creating a style of her own utilizing both old master techniques and alla prima methods of oil painting. Elisabeth paints in a detailed realistic style often "hiding" creatures or animals in her paintings, which are not obvious to the viewer. Her subjects range from landscapes, wildlife, figurative and portraits.
Elisabeth started in acrylics and then switched to her current medium: oils. Plein air painting has opened up a new world and introduced a whole new method of painting and appreciation of nature. It is truly an adventure to go into the wilds and record a place and time in history before hurricane, fire or mankind forever changes it. Elisabeth loves to travel the state, participating in group paint outs and exhibits
She received her art training at Lilidahl School of Classical Art, Crealde Art School, and plein air workshops with Gregg Kreutz and Scott Christensen.
Galleries: Crossed Palms Gallery, Bookelia FL / Shady Oak Gallery, Micanopy FL / Cousart Studios, St.Augustine FL
Exhibits: "National Wildlife Refuge" Merritt Island FL / "Invitational Paintout" Leu Gardens, Orlando FL / "IPAP Worldwide Paintout", Pine Island FL / "Florida Landscapes en Plein Air", Titusville Art Gallery, Titusville FL / "Bartram Trail Paintout & Exhibit" in Micanopy, Thomas Center, Gainesville FL / "Postcards for Paradise", Maitland Art Center, Maitland FL / "FCPAA Juried Exhibit", Mt.Dora Center for the Arts, Mt.Dora FL / "The Nature of Art in High Springs" Invitational Paintout & Exhibit, High Springs Gallery, High Springs FL / Sailfish Arts Festival / "Evinston Reunion" Paintout, Evinston FL / "Wekiva River" Invitational Paintout, Apopka FL / "Artists in the Garden", EPCOT, Lake Buena Vista FL / Oct 21-26 "Crescent Beach Invitational" paintout, Island Fine Art
Collections: Leu Gardens / SunTrust Bank/Stetson Kennedy Foundation / Mayflower Retirement Community / Finz Restaurant / Community Bank & Trust
Publications: "Plein Air" article, Orlando Sentinel, May 2006 / Poster Artist, Winter Park Paintout, Mar 2009 / Cover Artist, Winter Park Magazine, Nov 2009 / "Images of America: Along the Wekiva River", book by Jim Robison & Bill Belleville, Nov 2009 / "Best of America: Oil Artists", book by Adam & Renee Kennedy, Dec 2009 & Apr 2011 / "Painting for a Good Cause", Sanford Herald, Mar 2010 / "Paintout Patchwork: Artists Journals", Winter Park Magazine, Jul 2010 /
Associations: Plein Air Florida / Central Florida Plein Air Artists / Artists League of Orange County / Artists Alliance of North Florida / Oil Painters of America