The world bombards us with a glut of images and information every day. I am attracted to the overlapping boundaries of differing ideas, cultures and experiences. Distinguishing similarities between disparate visual and cultural elements make the unfamiliar familiar.


Elizabeth Elvart Reed was born in Honolulu Hawai’i and grew up near Chicago, Illinois. Her art instruction and absorption started early at The Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her BFA in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She continues to study figurative painting and drawing with modern masters.

Elizabeth is attracted to imagery from her journeys. Growing up sailing with her mother inspired a voyage from Chicago to Florida and the Carribbean on a 25’ sailboat. Her travels have taken her to the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She edits organic elements and records memoirs of souls met along the way.

Elizabeth Reed taught drawing, life drawing and painting at ArtServe, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Armory Art Center and the Boca Raton Museum Art School. She exhibits locally, nationally and internationally and regularly draws from life.