Elizabeth A (Faria) Patterson grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, where her artistic efforts were encouraged by her wonderful, creative family and an exceptional art department at Burlington High School. She went on to study at Massachusetts College of Art and the University of Southern Maine.

Through the years, portraiture has been one constant for Elizabeth, having completed hundreds of likenesses in pencil, colored pencil, or pastel for happy clients all over New England and beyond. She has also done extensive illustration and design work, calling on her painting and drawing skills to create art for stationery, home decor products, and the catalog and print industries. As most of her work was commissioned or commercial, she decided in her fifties that it was time for her own art.

Now, Elizabeth enjoys interpreting the beauty, joy, and elegance she finds in her everyday world through her current favorite medium of colored pencil. Whether a gathering of objects called together as a still life, a glimpse of nature, the grace of a figure, or a unique face... she treats each subject as a loving portrait of a moment in time.