Printing must be in Elizabeth's blood as her father was a commercial printer and she used to love visiting the factory where he worked. The smell of printing ink is her equivalent of Proust's Madeleine.
Elizabeth came to printmaking after retiring early from teaching and taking a variety of courses and workshops, mainly at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Prior to that she worked mainly in textiles and bookmaking. She enjoys researching a subject and developing a series of work based on it.
Many of Elizabeth's prints are displayed on the covers of her handmade books or are transformed into sculptural artists books. Some favourite pieces do make it into frames and Elizabeth gets a particular thrill when one of these is purchased.
Elizabeth works with a variety of printmaking techniques, choosing the technique to suit the subject matter.