Elizabeth Matthews lives and works in the Washington, DC metro area with a studio in Herndon, VA. She was born in Salt Lake City and taught art in the Utah school system for ten years. Her education includes an M.Ed. in teaching and learning from Utah State University; a BFA from Brigham Young University in painting and drawing; a K-12 teaching certification and a gifted and talented endorsement.
She has work in the art collection of Salt Lake Community College and her work has recently been recognized with an “Honorable Mention Award” at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA (2021); “Painting of Exceptional Merit” artist award from Rehoboth Art League (2021); an FY21 EMGRR artist award from Salt Lake Community College has chosen to include her work in their respected art collection. Her work is currently on view at the October 2021 exhibit at the Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA and was awarded an honorable mention. Earlier this year she received a “Painting of Exceptional Merit” artist award from Rehoboth Art League (2021). Other distinctions include an FY21 EMGRR artist award from ArtsFairfax (2020); solo exhibits at Bountiful Davis Art Center (2020) and Finch Lane Gallery (2019); and with painting awards at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Gallery (2020) and the Springville Museum of Art (2017).