“Sunrise on White Oak Mountain” (24” x 32” fiber reactive dyed batik on 100% cotton muslin)
Elizabeth has been designing products since before kindergarten. At age four, she crafted a portable studio from a foldable old Monopoly board for her hobby of making collage greeting cards out of interesting papers and fabrics. In addition to selling lemonade and Girl Scout cookies with the neighborhood kids, Elizabeth sold hand-made greeting cards and handwoven potholders and placemats door-to-door from a early age near her home in North Carolina. She loved selling her "art" and people were very kind to encourage her!
After winning numerous awards for her artwork before college, Elizabeth decided to combine her love of art with her math and science skills to pursue a BS degree in Textile Technology from North Carolina State University with a concentration in Textile Design. She has taken took post-graduate art classes at UNC-Greensboro and USC-Upstate.
Elizabeth has fostered her love of painting and design in various mediums by taking classes and workshops with experts throughout the southeast. She realized one of her life's goals with opening her own art and textile design studio in 2017 at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC.
Elizabeth loves expressing movement with colors and patterns found in nature. Her recent artwork has been in oil, acrylics, and alcohol inks. Her favorites textile processes are eco-printing, batik, marbling, shibori, and silk painting. She constantly is exploring new techniques and mediums in both textiles and painting. Her expertise in textile technology allows her to create very durable products of lasting beauty.
Elizabeth is excited to share her passion for art by offering workshops in both acrylic painting and various textile surface design on fabrics. She has taught at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (in Greenville, SC), at various workshops in the southeast, and she offers private "team building" corporate workshops on-site in corporate settings.
Elizabeth wants her students to find joy in their art experience and to feel pride in their work. Elizabeth strongly believes that there is an artist in everyone! Picasso thought so too when he said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Elizabeth will help you find that artist within. Exploring color and pattern can be fun for everyone, no matter their age!