About Elisabeth

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 fiction. 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, Spectrum Fantastic Art, and ImagineFX magazine.

Elisabeth's illustrated books include the "Star Lab" Hi-Lo series by Vicki C. Hayes for Academic Therapy/High Noon Books; "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: "Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword"by Henry Lien, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers; "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 also illustrated a full tarot deck for Llewellyn Worldwide by author Deborah Blake, the "Everyday Witch Tarot," and is now illustrating the oracle deck companion.

Clients: Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Llewellyn Worldwide, Academic Therapy Publications, Fantasy Flight Games, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Metropolitan Books, Oxford University Press, Small Beer Press, AAA Traveler magazine, TOCCA Beauty, MTV Books, 3d Total Publishing

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