Elizabeth is a third generation artist (painter and children's picture book illustrator), carrying on a family legacy in the creative arts, which includes: kimono design, Japanese pottery, classic wooden yacht design, culinary arts, photography, painting, writing, and poetry.
Elizabeth studied painting, print-making, and exploratory mixed media at Silvermine Art in New Canaan, CT. She currently works out of her studio in Cos Cob, CT, and besides painting full-time, has just completed illustrations for a newly released second children’s picture book, "Celia and the Glue Man", published by Loving Healing Press. Her first book, "I'm Mixed!" recently received the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor for children’s literature.
Today she is a leading member of the Fairfield County Plein Air Painters, as well as an active member of the New York Society of Women Artists (c.1925), the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators, and the Loft Artists Association. In 2019 she was juried into the Federation of Canadian Artists.
This autumn Elizabeth will be U.S. National Parks artist-in-residence at Weir Farm in Branchville, CT and will comment on her experience and present her work in October at Wilton Library, CT.
Her work has been exhibited at the Slater Memorial Museum, the Bush-Holley Museum, the Lockwood-Matthews Museum, and at both the Prince Street and Blue Mountain Galleries, New York City.
Ongoing exhibition locations include: GR Art Gallery (Stamford), White Birch Studios (Westport). See more on her website: http://agresta.us. Inquiries are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.