Elizabeth Hale is an artist and surface designer living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her artwork is inspired by all things expressionistic, wild and wondrous.
Elizabeth has a BFA in Fine Arts (painting) from the University of New Mexico. She was an exhibiting artist at the Clarke-Benton Gallery in Santa Fe, and was included in many exhibitions in Taos and Albuquerque. After a move west to Los Angeles, she developed a career in graphic design, working as an art director at the seminal record label Slash Records, and then moving on to the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, where she become the deputy art director. Currently, Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at FIDM, in the Textile Design Department, where she just received the outstanding faculty award for the Textile Design Department.
In 2013 she started her own studio providing surface and graphic design for textiles and gift products. Her designs originate with sketches, explorations and interpretations of natural life. Blended with a passion for mid-century textiles and abstract expressionism, her hand-painted textures and energetic paint strokes coalesce in bold, distinctive colorful prints and illustrations.
When Elizabeth is not sketching in her studio, she can usually be found gardening and witnessing the unharnessed insanity of her wild backyard squirrels and hummingbirds.
Below is a small sampling of a larger library of artwork.