Encaustic photo transfer

5" x 7" on panel set on panel and framed




For over fifty years I’ve worked in various art media: primarily in oil painting,  but also in stonecarving, pastels and woodblock printing. My work is mostly figurative, but I always try to convey the spirit beyond my subject, whether this is a figure painting, landscape, or still-life.


I studied at the Art Students’ League in NYC during the 1960’s--1980’s, and at the Woodstock School of Art from about 1990-- 2005.  After hiatus of ten years (when I was writing, and doing advocacy work as a lawyer and Board Member of the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy) I’ve gone back to WSA, where I’m currently taking printmaking courses.     


In the last few years I’ve taken courses at the Center for Book Arts in NYC on Japanese bookbinding. in which we learned how to make books, mostly about  6” x  9”,  in the hanshi  tradition.  I’m also interested in writing, and have been trying to write poems and illustrate them with woodcuts to make hanshi books.

"A Checkered Walk" Elizabeth Shafer