A New England native, Lizzie grew up in Suffield, Connecticut. She graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1993 with a BFA in painting. Her junior year was spent abroad with RISD’s European Honors Program. She currently lives with her family in Boylston, Massachusetts.
The spaces depicted in Lizzie’s most recent paintings hover between reality and imagination. While based loosely on actual locations, she has taken a great many liberties, rendering them fictitious. She is drawn to quiet, to shadows, to liminality, to scenes that, while vaguely familiar, are often tinged with a slight sense of unease.
Her work can currently be seen at The Prints and the Potter in Worcester and also at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. One may find her on Instagram: instagram.com/lizzieabelson_artist