Born in 1972, Elizabeth Weiss grew up in western Massachusetts and from
age, she demonstrated a strong artistic ability which was recognized and
throughout her education. Before attending college, Elizabeth
awards for her drawings in both regional and national art competitions.
At the age
of seventeen, she travelled to Europe and was thoroughly captivated
exquisite beauty of European art.
Elizabeth continued her education at Muhlenberg College in Allentown,
Pennsylvania where she vigorously studied drawing, painting, sculpture
During the summer of her sophomore year she attended the intensive
and painting programs at The New York Studio School in Manhattan.
encouraged by her professors there to continue her studies at Indiana
University, in Bloomington, because of the strong, realist approach to
Fine Arts curriculum. It was at Indiana University that she truly fell
painting. Elizabeth chose to extend her studies to a fifth year, earning
of Fine Arts and receiving the highest honors for Excellence in Painting
graduation in 1996. Her artwork has been included in many national
Elizabeth Weiss' paintings are recognized for their rich, lustrous
detail. Her painting technique embraces the principles of European
and Classicism, primarily those of the 17th century Dutch artists.
achieves a distinctive luminous glow and depth of color through the many
transparent and semi-opaque paint layers which she carefully applies.
subjects with an inherent sense of fragility yet endurance. Elizabeth
a world in which objects are closely related by the spaces and light
Her paintings are included in private collections in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Indiana and California.