Elizabeth Nelson has always painted. When she moved to northern Vermont she became part of the working landscape for more than forty years, working on and managing her dairy farm with her husband. They started with ten heifers and ended with three hundred cows twenty seven years later. Before, during and after her work as a mother, a teacher, a farmer, and a museum curator, she has always painted.
Born in New York City, she graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and received a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Her paintings in many venues in Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, and is represented in galleries and permanent private and public collections in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and California. She has won two Vermont Public Art commissions of eight paintings and her work is part of the Vermont State Art Collection.
She was granted an artist’s residency in Iceland for two months in 2017 and 2018. This experience expanded her vision and deepened her commitment to the beauty of the northern landscape in particular.