Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Liz is an accomplished scientific illustrator and fine artist. She holds a BFA in illustration with a minor in art history from Savannah College of Art and Design and a certificate in natural science illustration from the University of Washington. She has created and taught field sketching courses for Cornell University undergraduates as well as for their adult university program.
A few years back, Liz served as a Bartels Scientific Illustration Intern at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where her work was published everywhere from scientific journals to bird ID guides. As an art instructor at Cornell, she has traveled to the Galapagos, where the birds and other creatures have so little fear of humans that they are easier to sketch in the field there than in any other location in the world. She has also illustrated field guides, created educational outreach materials, and painted visuals for scientific papers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Liz’s work is suffused with her love of nature. Constantly inspired by the natural world, she approaches her subjects with the wonder of first discovery and works meticulously to document them accurately. Through her illustrations she strives to provide her viewers with a new perspective on animal life.