Bio, Statement,


Born and educated in New Zealand, Elizabeth traveled the world, becoming a US citizen in 1999.  A self taught artist, her art career began with a successful exhibition of silk paintings in New Zealand, a visit to the Altos De Chavon Art Colony in the Dominican Republic, then a life as a self supporting artist. After twenty years, Elizabeth retired from the Art Show Circuit to focus on painting, (silk paintings  available at Baisden Gallery Tampa, and ClayPaper Gallery in Dunedin ), and teaching her “happy medium” at her  studio.


Artist’s Statement

I am a self taught artist, a ‘primitive” in a sophisticated world. My art work is a lyrical, symbolic narrative. Spontaneity, freedom and richness of color are characteristic of my work. They are enhanced by the nature of silk - its lustre and receptivity to the dyes - and by the immediacy of the silk painting technique. I find great joy in encouraging others to venture forth on this most human of activities - self expression. My constant preoccupation is the ongoing revelation of a universally applicable yet individual healing paradigm for this hurting world.





Your work is exquisite .. a mirror of you … you’re truly one of the most wonderful human beings ever to grace this planet.
— A.M.B Collector

Love  your work. My husband and I bought a piece from you about 18 yrs ago at  the Tarpon Springs Art Show. We get compliments on it all the time.
— S.J. Collector

Lib, thanks so much. What a lovely person  you are. I look forward to my next visit with you. I had a wonderful  time feeling uninhibited, free, safe, and creative!!!!
— Denise M. Student
I  enjoyed seeing you and your studio. I will look forward to taking a  class and I’m glad you appeal to the need for caretakers to de-stress,  there is a great need [for that] in this area.
— D.P. Student 

I  totally enjoyed Tuesday and all the others I spent learning from you. I  feel very lucky to have found you! You are an absolute treasure! — K.W. Student 

Yahoo!!  Our silks arrived today. We are greatful for your finishing, impressed  & appalled by our finished products 😄. I am busy calculating for my  upcoming “silking”. Very glad I took the class.  

Just  to let you know, we had fun, learned bunches & got to do way more  than expected. I am looking forward to practicing & expanding my  silk fun. Thanks for being just the kind of teacher I like 😍. — R.W. Student