Elizabeth Liljegren is a Lindsborg/McPherson area artist who had a 37-year career as an art educator at McPherson High School. She continued to produce art during her teaching years working primarily as a painter with occasional pursuits in printmaking, fibers, and ceramics.
Today as a painter, she works mostly in the watercolor medium of gouache, an opaque form of watercolor. Much of her recent work focuses on environmental issues sometimes done with a hint of humor to “soften the blow” of the seriousness of the subject. Fish imagery is often used as a metaphor for global warming and for the role humans have played in the loss of habitat for species that are now endangered. Her work also explores ideas that reflect personal interests.
In retirement, Elizabeth is actively involved as a volunteer with several art agencies and art museums in Lindsborg and McPherson. When not busy supporting the arts, she can be found working in her studio at her rural home in Lindsborg. Her artwork can be seen at the McPherson Arts Alliance Gallery in the McPherson Opera House and at her studio during the annual Lindsborg Artists Studio Open House on the first Saturday in December or at her studio by appointment.