I have loved art all my life. As a child (the youngest in a large Italian family) my sister, Margie, would bring me home “How to Draw” books. I am self taught. In 2004 my art became intense after my mother passed away. In 2007 my dear brother passed suddenly and the memories of our childhood became so dear to me. I painted feverishly and ended up with so much artwork in my studio I needed to sell it. Surprisingly to me it sold quickly. My customers inspired me on. I continued to study and paint. Part of my great love has been the old historic homes which I have enjoyed incorporating into my autumn scenes. I am also a Radiologic Technologist so I have a great love for the human body and bones. Seeing the same patterns in the body as are in nature I began my Landscape Anatomy series and was delighted to be published for years on the cover of the ASRT magazine. Also I Love painting for medical facilities nationwide including the Pentagon. My love for blowing leaves and autumn winds, old homes and bones have kept me excited to put the colors on canvas. I thank God for this gift because with it He has truly healed my soul in so many ways. On canvas the shadows of life make the light shine so much more intense. I am always here and always painting.
My website is auntlizzy.com where an art auction began my website to raise funds for my 5 year old nephew’s heart transplant. I still host the story of my nephew Leighton’s heart transplant on my website. He is now 17 and was recently placed on the heart transplant list again. Please support us with your prayers and in our fundraising.
* 2016 I was featured in the ASRT magazine “Scanner” for my Landscape Anatomy Series decorating the Radiology Department of the Pentagon and for the multiple hospitals and clinics my Landscape Anatomy series hang in nation wide. The Pentagon now has an original work of mine titled, “Vertebral Meadow” hanging in their Radiology department.
*In 2013 I have published a book of my Halloween art titled “Portraits of Halloween”, which may be purchased on LULU.
*In 2014-2015 my paintings once again will be published for one year on the covers of the ASRT Magazine.
*In 2011 and 2012, I illustrated the covers for “The ASRT” (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) magazine..
*September 17th through October 22nd of 2010, my Halloween exhibit ran at the Tippecanoe Art Federation in Lafayette, Indiana.
*In 2009, I served on the design team and created artwork for Lafayette, Indiana’s new hospital, St. Elizabeth East.
*Also in 2009, I was honored to be Purdue University’s Artist for painting their dog statue Oliver. The dog statue now resides in Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary.
*In 2008, 2011, 2016 and 2017 I was named one of the Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Women Artists.
*During the summer and fall of 2008, my work was published for the first time on the cover of the ASRT magazine.
*In October of 2005 we held an art auction for my five-year-old nephew’s heart transplant at Riley Children‘s Hospital. His name is Leighton and he’s doing great and can be followed up on my website at auntlizzy.com along with my artwork. Many artists were excited to be involved in the Art for a Heart auction, such as illustrator April Willy and also Thomas Kinkade. It is my most cherished accomplishment and Leighton has his heart.
UPDATE: We held yet another successful art auction for Leighton in March of 2017 since he is needing yet another heart. He is 17 and back on the transplant list. We pray for God’s care over him.
*I complete an average of 50 paintings per year and have done hundreds of commission works. I love making my customers smile.
I have always loved to paint but began an intense passion for my art to lift my spirits after I lost my mother in 2004.
Almost every day though, you will find me painting the thick trees of the Indiana forests or my memories of trick or treating from the 1965 era, something from which my customers will not release me. They are faithful to demonstrate their love for my Halloween Art twelve months of the year.
I have moved this love of spooky, old houses to the fascination of painting the wonderful, old houses of my own Lafayette.
Keeping me focused on realism are the many requests I receive from friends and family members to paint portraits of their children or loved ones, some that have even already gone to Heaven.
I also do commissioned work. You are welcome to contact me. I strive to make happy customers.
Painting for me is a distraction from the heartaches of this world yet deepens the color of every Autumn leaf and intensifies the light in a loved ones eyes. Paint on canvas makes the shadows of life a thing of beauty. God has given me this gift to heal my heart and I am thankful for it. I am always here and always painting.