Reading. Writing. Painting. Tending the garden. Browsing through books at the library. Walking along the river. Looking for Great Blue Herons and Virginia bluebells.
I’ve worked as a messenger, a maid, a server in a tearoom, a teacher, a writer, an illustrator and an architect. My career began with drawing a 3D view of giant trusses in a historic building that was once the Trump Hotel! I collaborated with designers and planners, illustrating annotated maps and cityscapes, as well as diagrams for museum brochures.
While teaching art in an elementary school, I saw how creating handmade books, popups and make-believe characters captured the imaginations of my students. Now with each new opportunity, I look for ways to explore the outdoors and city neighborhoods through drawing and storytelling.
My illustrations appear on Instagram.
Look for my writing about the historic gardens at Dumbarton Oaks and an interview with Jonathan Kavalier, Director of Gardens and Grounds, at
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Liz, I like your watercolors.
Greetings , I am William Scott from Boston ,I am very much interested in the purchase of your Art piece for our upcoming Anniversary to surprise my wife , would like to receive further information about original works you have for sale and your location: ) . regards , William .
Happy anniversary to you and your spouse!
Thank you for your interest in my work. Unfortunately I have nothing for sale at this time. Liz Macklin