Place and identity have always been a source of fascination for Liz Maxfield. She has called many places home during her formative years.  By the time she went to college she had lived in 2 countries, 3 states, attended 7 schools, and had 12 different best friends.  

Finally her family had landed in the PNW and after leaving home, she made one more move to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Liz was not intending to major in Art, however after her first class it became apparent that painting was her passion and the obvious direction for her. 

During her time at the University she also began working in the studio of Victoria Tchetchet, a UW guest professor.   Victoria taught her much of the New York School movement, relating to her color theory, line and space relationships. These ideas proved to be a pivotal shift in her work.  

She graduated from UW in 2002 with a major in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts with a focus in painting. 

In 2005 she began showing monthly in the Downtown Seattle Art Walk in the Western 619 studio loft building, exhibiting work in group shows as well as on her own.  

In 2008 she joined La Familia Gallery in Pioneer Square and started exhibiting in group and solo shows.  During this time Liz and a small group of artists from the gallery brought their work abroad; once to Arte Monaco, an international art fair and also to a gallery in Finland.

Liz is currently living and raising a family with her husband on Vashon Island, WA and is part of the robust island art scene.

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Place and identity have always been a source of fascination for Liz Maxfield. She has called many places home during her formative years.  By the time she went to college she had lived in 2 countries, 3 states, attended 7 schools, and had 12 different best friends.  

Finally her family had landed in the PNW and after leaving home, she made one more move to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. Liz was not intending to major in Art, however after her first class it became apparent that painting was her passion and the obvious direction for her. 

During her time at the University she also began working in the studio of Victoria Tchetchet, a UW guest professor.   Victoria taught her much of the New York School movement, relating to her color theory, line and space relationships. These ideas proved to be a pivotal shift in her work.  

She graduated from UW in 2002 with a major in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts with a focus in painting. 

In 2005 she began showing monthly in the Downtown Seattle Art Walk in the Western 619 studio loft building, exhibiting work in group shows as well as on her own.  

In 2008 she joined La Familia Gallery in Pioneer Square and started exhibiting in group and solo shows.  During this time Liz and a small group of artists from the gallery brought their work abroad; once to Arte Monaco, an international art fair and also to a gallery in Finland.

Liz is currently living and raising a family with her husband on Vashon Island, WA and is part of the robust island art scene.