My Name is Liz Ellis.  I am retired and live in Fluvanna county Virginia with my husband Gary, and our dog Stoli.  We also share our home with 3 cats from the Fluvanna SPCA.  They are Foster, Abby and Lydia.   At times they have all been the subjects of my paintings. Although, I also love to paint all animals.

I graduated from James Madison University with a BA in art.  Today I work mostly in acrylics and pastels.  After years of working, mostly with dogs, cats and horses,  I now have time to paint these amazing creatures that have been such a positive force in my life.

I have raised and shown horses, worked for veterinarians, volunteered at the FSPCA, and started a pet sitting business.  I am also an avid gardener and  both of these interests are reflected in my art.

I believe all animals have feelings, individual personalities, and wonderful senses of humor. I hope to show that in my paintings.  I believe that capturing that one look that is so unique to a dog or cat or any other animal, makes it that much more special.

You can see work on  Use Elizabeth Ellis under artists.

I can be reached at 424 589-2545 at home or on my cell at 434
962-7819, or by email at

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pastel  30 x 28 painting  18 x 24

The Foxes of Fox Hollow
pastel  16 x 20 painting  11 x 14

The Greeting
pastel  24 x 30 painting 18 x 24 

print   14 x 18 print 11 x 14

pastel   16 x 20 painting 11 x 14

Appaloosa Stallion
acrylic  16 x 20 painting  11 x 14