Elizabeth is a past President of
the Royal Society of Marine Artists, having completed the maximum term
in office in October 2018. She was elected to the post in
October 2013, having already served 5 years as the Vice President. She
had the honour of being the first woman in the 75 year history of the
Society to hold either office.
Elizabeth gained national recognition
as an artist when, in 1992, The Royal Society of Marine Artists
presented her with the Charles Pears Award for the best picture in the
annual exhibition submitted by a non-member. Having demonstrated the
consistently high standard of her work over a number of years, she was
elected first to associate membership and then to full membership in
2001. In 2003, whilst still a relatively new member, she was elected as one of the four officers, and a
trustee, of the RSMA. In 2008 she was elected unopposed to the position
of Vice President, and in 2013 was unanimously elected President, the
highest position in the Society.
In addition to exhibiting with the RSMA,
she has frequently had work selected for the annual exhibition of The
Pastel Society, at The Mall Galleries, London, and The Royal Birmingham
Society of Artists. She has won numerous awards, locally and nationally.
Pastel is Elizabeth’s preferred working
medium and her paintings cover such diverse subjects as landscape,
marine, industrial scenes and still-life.
Elizabeth, who was born in the New
Forest area of Hampshire, moved to the North East in the mid 1970’s and
for many years lived on the
northern edge of the North York Moors. In 2011 she moved south again and
now lives in North Oxfordshire.