Location: US Web: www.archwayportico.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MEDIA: Photoshop Elizabeth is a current Hugo Award nominee and freelance illustrator living in New Mexico. With numerous publications under her belt, she completed a full 78 card tarot desk in 2013.
Elizabeth finds her inspiration through the novels and short stories she illustrates. When painting for herself, she makes a beeline for classic science fiction and fantasy writing, with her go-to writers being Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury. She is also deeply (pun not intended) drawn to water themes.
“My husband and I enjoy tabletop role-playing games,” she says, “fostering kittens and dreaming about how we would spend our lottery money if we ever won!” 1 Glashtyn Shanty “SJ Tucker wrote a haunting song inspired by the glashtyn legend and I wanted to play with icy, slushy marsh water. The dark trees, cold water and brown reeds needed to be as much a player in this story as the girl and the glashtyn.” 2 The Drowning “A special project was needed to help pay for my daughter to travel around Europe with an orchestra. I contacted musician SJ Tucker and she told me 12 songs she thought would be beautiful to illustrate. The Drowning was one of them.” 3 Prick of Madness “I’m doing 12 Shakespearean pieces. Lady Macbeth is such a complex character. I chose to have her carry her crown rather than wear it, to convey the weight of her guilt over her desire for power.” 4 Parade In Light “I’ve rarely worked with modern background settings, but was told it was something often requested by art directors. I’ve always wondered what would’ve happened if Wendy had taken over from Peter Pan. What would the edge of her Neverland look like?”