Elizabeth Holtry, born in Virginia, grew up as a free range kid exploring the outdoors, and continues to express her passion for the natural world through her artwork. She received her BA in studio art from the University of Maryland, College Park (1992), and her MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati (1996). She has exhibited her work in regional and national venues, including A&AI at Hillyer, the Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Signal 66, the Pelham Art Center, the Hooks-Epstein Gallery, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, American University, Stephen F. Austin State University, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, and the University of Delaware. Her recent work is featured in the June / July 2018 edition of New American Paintings. She is a professor of visual art at Mount St. Mary’s University and has lived in Frederick, Maryland since 2001.