Elizabeth is of Anglo-Dutch descent and was born in Yorkshire, England. She now lives between Florence Italy, the UK and is a frequent visitor to the Emirates.

After an early career in fashion, Elizabeth created a very successful business in designing decorative gesso-mouldings, based on centuries-old European wooden carvings and bronze castings, examples of which can be found in many of the top international hotels, in private collections and in the decorative arts world generally.

Since moving to Florence, Elizabeth discovered that her natural talent for colour, design and creativity could be best expressed by painting. Working in oil and acrylic, her flowing, largely abstract, works, many of which capture the beauty and essence of the seasons, are also thought-provoking pieces.