Elizabethís first introduction to fine art in the formative years of her childhood were trips to the Buckhorn Art Festival. Her views on art broadened from the acclaimed predator art of Buckhorn a little wider as she visited galleries of Ontario. Then came the Metropolitan Museum of Art and even the National Gallery in London along with much exposure to other small art galleries in Europe.
Elizabeth began to earn her Bachelor of Science in Art and six years later finished with earning her Master of Art from from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Her main mentor and professor, Brian Jekel is known by his religious paintings published worldwide by Dayspring.
During this time, Elizabethís talent with oil painting was committed to the Alla Prima method. An Alla Prima (wet into wet) painting is done all at once with no drying time required so to allow the artist to paint from life. This is crucial for the artistís understanding of colour. Plein Air excursions take the artist outdoors.
during these studies that Elizabeth finally came full circle and found that her roots had been back in the rich soil of Canadian art all along. She now turns to her Canadian wilderness for inspiration and subject matter.