For all of the years of her childhood, Elizabeth Johnson looked into the eyes of the same beautiful cat. Since then many other pets have trotted across her heart and situated themselves in the comfortable place next to her soul. Elizabeth is very sensitive to the uniquely nuanced personalities in the eyes and presence of animals. While she employs a variety of mediums, her favorite has always been pencils. And the subject of choice is, of course, animals, both domestic and wild. It is Elizabeth's desire, through pencil and paint, to capture the soul and particular identity of an animal and portray it in such a way that others can also see and feel it.
Elizabeth's artistic style could best be described as whimsical realism with surreal overtones. With a variety of pencils Elizabeth lets her imagination run. She pulls together bits and pieces of real and imaginary moments to create an artistic pastiche of intriguing beauty. She is known for her exquisitely lifelike commissioned animal portraits and her art is enjoyed in collections internationally.
Living and creating in the Midwest, Elizabeth delights in a menagerie of pets, in gardening, and in gathering antiques.