H.S., S.M., M.A.S.F., M.P.S.G.S., C.P.A.
CONTEMPORARY FINE ART IN MINIATURE
Elizabeth was born in Warwickshire and lived amongst the cottages and local countryside, which she still loves to paint. In her early twenties she began her travels overseas and lived in Spain, Iran and the UAE where she began to paint pictures depicting her new environment. Her work was exhibited in various galleries and was selected by commercial enterprises for their calendars and greeting cards. The Ramada and Hilton Hotels chose to use her local scenes as their decor.
Whilst in Abu Dhabi and latterly Dubai she taught every medium to all nationalities and became very involved with the Dubai Art Centre, organising their yearly exhibitions and also arranging for professional artists to visit from the UK to teach and demonstrate to students.
Unfortunately, this all came to an end when her husband was repatriated to the UK and with great sadness she was obliged to leave her world of art behind. She was however determined to re-build her life and after working for the Arts Council, moved with her husband to Lincoln.
They bought an old Methodist chapel and schoolhouse and then spent the next fifteen years converting it to both living accommodation and an art studio, with a beautiful stained glass window as a backdrop. In the spring of 2006 Elizabeth and her husband decided to re-locate to Wales, a beautiful part of the UK with endless mountains, streams and coastline to enjoy.
In 1996 Elizabeth successfully ventured into the world of miniatures, where she has won numerous awards and exhibited on a global basis. Her work now forms part of many private collections and has also been purchased by a Fine Arts Museum in Colorado, USA as part of their permanent art exhibition.
During the 1980s, Elizabeth was commissioned to paint a very special building in Dubai - a replica Chinese pagoda which had been built in meticulous detail by Zakaria K. Doleh. Click here to read all about the building and to see the painting.