About the Artist

I am a painter who lives in St. Paul, MN.  I work with oils, acrylics, and pastels.  While most of my works are landscapes, I also do abstracts and portrait paintings. People have described my work as colorful, passionate, and purposeful.

Some of paintings tell stories about I feel about climate change and human rights injustices.  Check out my 3-painting series, The Refugees, which describes the journey of a Guatamalan family fleeing their homeland, escaping violence and famine, only to find themselves in terrible refugee camps.

Currently, I am focusing on my pastels, working in the field. I enjoy the colors of summer, capturing the rich greens, blues and reds of the season, and creating images that I see.

I studied oil painting under Laurie Toth from 1989 to 2009 at the Dakota Center for the Arts in Eagan, MN. I've studied portrait and life drawing, as well as pastel painting in Santa Fe and Minneapolis.  I continue to take classes at The Atelier in Minneapolis and the White Bear Center for the Arts.

Liz has had solo and group shows, displaying works in oil, acrylic and pastel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and St. Paul, Minnesota.  Her series, The Refugees,  we’re in the 2020 and 2021 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festivals, where she won award

Collections of Liz's works are found in the Twin Cities, New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Denmark, England and Bolivia.