Elizabeth Awalt paints and draws in small scale before determining what will make a strong, large scale painting. Her images of nature deal with environmental disorder and a sense of time that is evoked by a place. She depicts her subjects in such a way that the viewer feels as though he or she is in the space, compelled to confront the environment presented to them.
Having received a MFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania, the artist now teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She also exhibits frequently in New York and Boston, including the Boston Public Library, Boston College Museum, and G.W. Einstein in New York.