Elizabeth Nelson was born in New York City, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and received a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When she moved to a farm in northern Vermont she became part of the working landscape for forty years starting with ten heifers and ending with three hundred cows twenty seven years later. She has shown paintings in many venues in Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, and is represented in galleries and permanent private and public collections in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and California. She has won two Vermont Public Art commissions for a total of eight paintings and her work is part of the Vermont State Art Collection.
“After a short visit to Iceland in 2012, I experienced an irresistible magnetic pull, a need to be there again for a longer time to paint what I saw and felt of the landscape and weather; to be a part of the life there.