Teaches: Teen and Adult Drawing
As a teacher, Liz encourages students to draw free-hand from direct observation. She provides a variety of simple exercises to emphasize basic drawing skills and principles of art.
Liz received a BFA in Painting from UCONN in 1975, but also enjoyed drawing and printmaking. She received an MS in Art Education, K-12 from SCSU in 1982 and afterwards continued with courses in lithography with Keith Hatcher and etching and monotype with Anna Held Audette. She has also taken classes and/or workshops with Stephanie Birdsall, Jeanne Ciravolo, Eileen Eder, Graziella DeSolodow, David Dunlop, Christine Ivers, Ann Kullberg, Pamela LaRegina, William McCarthy, Robert Noreika, Rita Paradis, Alain Picard and June Webster.
Liz exhibits regularly throughout the state. She now works mostly in oils, pastels and colored pencil, but also uses pencil, watercolor, acrylics, collage and mixed media. Her artwork includes portraits, figures, still life, landscape and occasionally abstractions.
She is a member of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CT Pastel Society, CT Watercolor Society, Brush & Palette Club, New Haven (live model portrait sessions) and Artclectics at Erector Square, New Haven (live model figure sessions) and Cheshire, Hamden and Guilford Art Leagues. She is also the chairperson of the Arts in the Library Committee/Arts@Clark! of the Clark Memorial Library, Bethany, CT.
Liz worked at residential architectural design for several CT companies for 16 years before starting her own business, E. H. Scott Art & Design, LLC, in 2004. She recently retired from architectural design to focus more on fine art and teaching. Liz has taught art in both public and private schools in the New Haven area, the UCONN Extension Center, at libraries, to private students and at Artsplace.
Liz grew up in Cheshire, now lives in Bethany with her husband, has 2 sons and loves to garden.
“Artistically, my first love has always been drawing: simple and straightforward, requiring nothing more than a pencil and a piece of paper. For me the very act of drawing is a pleasure, whether a quick loose sketch or a detailed rendering. Like playing an instrument, or excelling at a sport, the more you practice, the better you get!” Liz Scott