"Pet Art! I'm so excited about this venture!" says Liz.
"It all started when I was asked to take photos of a Yogi, a friend's dog, turning age 15." Not content to just take snapshots, Liz created a special work of art with a unique background.
Additionally, for fun Liz made a pop art image of her grand dog Annie. Since then requests keep coming. "I really love creating unique and lasting works of art of pets so dear to their family."
A certified professional portrait photographer for over 25 years, Liz specialized in artistic images of children and families, mayors, clergy and judges. Early in childhood, she used her Dad's box camera, barely able to wait for the results. "Dad, are the pictures from the drug store ready yet?!" she would ask daily. And in college, how magical it was to see an image gradually appear from the milky bath. And now currently, it's all about Pet Art!
With a friend in Florida, Liz organizes a popular annual Dog Parade with funds donated to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. Additionally, she contributes her talents to several charity silent auctions.
A public speaker, Liz has presented her illustrated lecture "Focus on Photos" about the history of photography many times locally and in Florida; as well as one about famous English gardens.
She is author of "Up with Aging, the art of growing old with zest", a great little gift book of wit and wisdom for the golden years. It features her whimsical hand colored portraits of seniors illustrating positive sentiments. (Hardcover $20, soft cover $15)
A mother of two, and grandmother of three, who of course among her most favorite and beautiful photo subjects!- Liz, is active in community affairs. She has served as President of UMA Dartmouth Library Associates, The Fall River Women's Union a charity formed 130 years ago which benefits women and children, the Junior League of Fall River, and the Woman's Club, a lecture series. For volunteerism, she was honored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Liz loves being active, which certainly helps counter balance her love of dark chocolate!
"I look forward to knowing about you and your pet and creating a special work of art for you. To start the process, go to the contact page. Thanks!" Liz