A Biography of the Artist
Elizabeth Weber began painting as soon as she was able to get
her fingers dirty. She was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, and moved to Atlanta at age 16 to study painting and
drawing at the Atlanta College of Art. In the middle of her schooling, the college merged with the Savannah College
of Art and Design, pushing her to take time off to pursue a more intensive and unique way of painting. Living in her
studio in Atlanta and painting full time enabled her to build a body of work in the city for the next year showing her paintings
and drawings in numerous locations. She began accepting commissions for oil portraits and other paintings, and used these
resources to perfect her ability to capture each image on canvas exactly as it was envisioned. This realistic painting-technique
was so enjoyable that it began shaping her own style.
In 2006 she moved to Baltimore,
Maryland in search of inspiration in a new region and found it on a sailboat. After days of aimless exploring she found
herself at the docks of the Inner Harbor just in time for a 160-foot schooner to cruise into its slip. The next day
she moved aboard and started learning to sail as she trained to be a crew member. As more and more time was spent on the ship
her paintings began to change from whimsical collections of everyday inspirations to reflect gritty images of harbor life,
ropes, boats, and water composed in a portrait-esque style After the sailing season ended, she returned to the south
for a solo exhibition at Beep-Beep Gallery in Atlanta, and then moved to Chicago to continue the evolution of her passion.
She has showed her work around the mid-west at several locations including galleries and in private collections, as
well as assisting in murals, appearing as a guest artist, and participating in art festivals. Artist Elizabeth Weber
has developed a wide ranging number of designs in various media to help turn your surroundings from ordinary into extraordinary.
Her hand-crafted art has an inspiring beauty that draws from a variety of influences, including the people in her life, Old World, and natural elements. Elizabeth
Weber currently resides in Chicago, painting full-time.