peace in nature 

‚ÄčLIZ 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.