LIZ STELTZER - ARTIST
I discovered a love for art at a very young age. I could draw and sculpt and found myself getting lost in projects. It made the busy loud world disappear. Being told to study the basics by a well-intentioned high school counselor, I went off to the University of New Mexico as a student athlete and ended up with a degree in Psychology. I started to work in the field and realized the stress was a bit overwhelming at times, so I decided to take a figure drawing class. I loved it, struggled with it, but loved it and knew I had a passion for the visual arts. I went back to school and earned my BFA and loved every minute of it. Sharing the studio environment with other artists was a truly exhilarating and wonderful experience.
I focused mainly on painting and drawing but found myself drawn to ceramics ten years out of school. Clay is a very different and complex medium. I feel getting my hands dirty in the clay helps to redirect my process and often times balances my creative energy.
I find my inspiration and peace in nature. It has become my journey for the last four years and continues to be my goal...to share nature through my visual expression.