Elisabeth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but most of her childhood was spent in Orlando, Florida, where she wallowed in all things
Disney. Traveling much with her family led to an obsession with history
and an interest in other cultures throughout the ages. She has always
loved children's literature and film, especially fantasy and historical
Elisabeth earned a dual degree BA from the University of Florida in
English and visual art studies. She earned her master's degree in
illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She
now lives and works in Western Massachusetts along with her husband, illustrator Scott Murphy.
Her work has been recognized in 3x3, Illustration West 51, and ImagineFX magazine.
Elisabeth illustrated books include "Fancy" by Kristin Earhart, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic; "I Am #4: Martin Luther King Jr.," "I Am #7: George Lucas," and "I Am #10: Cleopatra" by Grace Norwich, Scholastic. Other books which feature illustrations by Elisabeth include: "The Shadowhunter's Codex" by Cassandra Clare, Simon & Schuster; "The Last Days of Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers; and "The Race for Paradise" by Paul M. Cobb, Oxford University Press. She is currently working on a full tarot deck for Llewellyn Worldwide by author Deborah Blake.
Clients: Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Llewellyn Worldwide, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Metropolitan Books, Oxford University Press, Small Beer Press, AAA Traveler magazine, TOCCA Beauty, MTV Books, SpotCo