Elizabeth Killgore was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. At age 6, dance was her first artistic expression when she began training in ballet, and later, in modern dance, as well. She performed professionally from age 14 through college at Tulane Summer Lyric Theater in New Orleans and at area schools and community centers. Her talents and interests remained divided between dance and academia, but ultimately at her parents urging, academia won out. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tulane University and embarked upon a business career in New Orleans that brought her to New York City in 1989.
A lifelong interest in drawing and painting led her to haunt New York's museums, art galleries and studios where she broadened her appreciation for artistic expression from dance to art. In 2006 she began to study oil painting at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, under celebrated artists, and continued there through 2014. Since 2011 she has been exhibiting extensively in the Connecticut area and has won several awards. Her works in landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes are painterly and light-filled, with abstract and expressionistic elements.
"My approach to my art and subjects is highly emotional and passionate. Color, light, beauty and whimsy move me. This, and the joy I feel while painting comes through, I believe, in my paintings."