About Liz



I make semi abstract paintings of plankton that I collect from the sea and photograph under a microscope in a science lab. I think art has the power to change how we see the world, and I want to inspire people to appreciate the 70% of it that’s covered by water. I’m on a mission to show the beauty and diversity of the ocean’s charismatic microfauna by making 100 paintings of plankton.

Visit watery worlds without getting your hair wet. If you love the ocean, science, or just armchair adventure, you’re in the right place. If you’d like to know what I’m up to, follow my blog!

I learned to surf and scuba dive in southern California while working as a menswear designer. I returned to Seattle after I saw humpback whales for the first time in Hervey Bay, Australia, and fell head over tail in love. Determined to do something with whales, but armed with only a fashion degree, I returned to Seattle to study natural science illustration and oceanography at the University of Washington. I discovered that I love science. And, I also love making art.  I found my happy place by making art about science.

My work has been shown at the Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle, and The Otter Project in California, and at many 57 Biscayne events..

I’m happy to let you know when and where I show my work! Please add your name to my mailing list. If you’d like to visit my studio in Seattle, shoot me an email.