Elizabeth’s introduction to painting was under very unusual circumstances.
In 2008, while playing competitive tennis, she was hit by a ball. The hit caused a swelling and niggling pain in the back of her head, which required medical investigation. Luckily the cat scan came back all clear but she had this sudden urge to start painting.
In 2016 she was selected as one of the top 100 emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand by a panel of art experts including Ben Quilty, Roslyn Oxley and Amanda Love.
She did not connect the hit to the head to her urge to paint until some years later when she saw a program on Acquired Savant Syndrome, which is a condition where dormant savant skills emerge after a brain injury or disease…where few such skills were evident before.
Elizabeth has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions.
Her art is now held in private collections in America, England, Canada, Japan, Austria, Croatia, Israel, Slovakia, New Zealand and Australia.