“Art and sharing art are my passions. The natural world and the challenge of creating small slices of nature are my inspirations: the play of light on objects, capturing movement and shape, the mood of a moment. The colors of nature and their combinations are a constant inspiration.
Teaching decorative painting has introduced me to many wonderful individuals. Most of our students had no painting experience before starting classes with us at Artful Endeavors and have continued on to become beautiful artists. Our classes are about sharing our love for art and the fellowship that comes from the sharing of a common interest.”
Painting realistic style in acrylics is Liz’s main artistic focus, but she also enjoys creating and experimenting with water colors and mixed media including watercolor batik.
She has taught decorative painting in the Raleigh, NC area since 1985. An active member of the Society of Decorative Painters and Capital Area Decorative Artists NC ,Liz has served as chapter president and various other offices . Liz is a DecoArt Helping Artist.
Her weekly classes and workshops are held in her Raleigh studio, Artful Endeavors, and at a location in CaryNC. Liz teaches workshops throughout the south east and has taught at the Society of Decorative Painting conference. You will find her on line classes at Creative Workshops.
At Artful Endeavors Liz also hosts seminars with some of decorative painting’s finest national teachers.
Liz has her BS in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her Master’s Degree in Dance Therapy from HunterCollege in NYC. She has earned CDA, Certified Decorative Artist, status with the Society of Decorative Painting. She feels that sharing her artistic discoveries by teaching others is a natural progression, still providing for the mental and physical health of her students, through the creative art therapy of painting.
Liz’s artwork is on display at the permanent collection at the Society of Decorative Painting in Wichita, KS; Southern Spirit Gallery, in Salisbury NC, and at Artful Endeavors.
Her project articles have been published in The Decorative Painter, the journal for the Society of Decorative Painters, and in Quick and Easy Painting.