After training as an illustrator at Brighton College of Art, Elizabeth moved to Pembrokeshire in 1968. Since then she has worked as a painter, illustrator, teacher and writer. Her recent paintings are influenced by the landscape of France as well as that of Pembrokeshire, although most of her work is not now topographical, rather, it has settled in a precarious hinterland between representation and abstraction, where information gained from years of drawing from nature has synthesised with the imagination.
Elizabeth's influences have been the early 20th century European painters such as Klee and Kandinsky and the British school, including Palmer, Hitchens, the St Ives painters and the Scottish colourists. Her interest in the relationships between the different arts has developed over the years, and in 2001 she completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter.