Liz Park is originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania. She has pursued art from an early age, and continued her education by majoring in painting at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA. Upon graduating with a B.F.A. in 2006, she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she lived and worked as a horse wrangler on a guest ranch for several years.
In Jackson, the roots of her career as a modern western wildlife artist took shape. The surrounding scenery and wildlife she encountered there has continued to be one of the main subjects of her artwork. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2017, she began to incorporating more birds and aquatic creatures into her pieces.
Her medium of choice for many years has been acrylic paint on varnished wood panels – she uses a simplified color palette, and plays with negative space letting the wood grain show through to create interesting compositions, usually of wildlife and mountain scenes.
In her most recent work, she has been experimenting with using watered down acrylic washes on canvas to mimic watercolor, still striving to create an interesting background to create compositions around.
Liz currently lives in the Stanwood area and is active in showing her work at festivals and galleries across the northwest.