While a student at Cleveland Heights High School, Liz drew cartoons for the student newspaper, drawings for the yearbook and contributed a pen & ink drawing depicting "Children of the Ghetto", that would later be published in 1986 in the book, Journal of Testimony: Volume III: The Legacy, for the generations after the Holocaust, a living Tribute to the Victims of the Holocaust by the classes of the 1980's.
After graduating high school, Liz attended The Cleveland Institute of Art and was steered into majoring in Graphic Design, subsequently earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the field. It was while taking a portrait painting class during her senior year at CIA, that Liz came to the realization that her talents were much better suited to the fine arts.
The heavy wooden easel that once bore the weight of her grandfather's canvases now
bear her own. Inspired by artists such as Rembrandt and Renoir, Liz's work is flavored
with colors and brushstrokes of centuries past. She may prefer to work in oils, yet
some of her best pieces have been in the sometimes unforgiving medium of watercolor.
Though portraiture may be her first choice of subject matter, wildlife and landscapes
vie for close second favorites for this nature-