Born and raised in the Midwest, Elizabeth has lived in San Diego since 2000. Previously, her professional and educational pursuits led her to living in Cairo, Egypt, New York, and San Francisco.

She currently exhibits her work in galleries and museums locally and nationally. Primarily, she is a narrative painter whose work reflects her personal history, as well as relating the stories of exceptional people she meets while

In addition to teaching art for over 15 years, Elizabeth also founded an expressive arts program called Combat Arts San Diego where she provides art classes, cultural tours, mentoring, public art projects, and art exhibitions for combat veterans returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.