Elizabeth Verhagen started drawing and painting at an early age. Highly self-motivated, in her twentieth year she decided to dedicate her life to art and has consistently pursued that goal with passionate determination.
She spends the warm months bicycling extensively throughout Alberta, drawing at every opportunity; the winter season is devoted to painting in her Edmonton studio.
She is continually inspired by the vibrant intensity of the Alberta countryside. The pure colours of the landscape and brilliant hues of the sky are vividly expressed in her paintings. A major part of her artistic activity consists of creating constructions, innovative works that combine painting with pasted and mounted objects and materials. She also creates paintings of faces based on her drawings of individuals sketched in public places.