In 1982, at the age of 22, Liz began to work in oil on canvas. While living in Honolulu for ten years early in her adult life, Liz spent a lot of time painting en plein air. Local tropical landscape provided much of the inspiration for her then. Today she continues to be inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the lush gardens at her organic farm in Fern Prairie. Liz is the founder of the Camas First Friday Art Walk, believing that historic downtown Camas could become a haven for artists and art galleries. First Friday Art Walk lives on today in Camas and is one of the strongest retail days of the month for the City’s merchants. In 2005, Liz opened up the Pike Art Gallery in downtown Camas and operated the gallery for three years. During that time, Liz created a living room in downtown Camas with Pike Art Gallery attracting hundreds of visitors to the gallery on Friday nights. “Life has provided much inspiration to me over the years for my artist life,” says Liz.