A catastrophic flood swept through artist Elizabeth Wing's hometown several years ago. The event inspired her series of interconnected abstract figures. "I was struck by how an event like that is a great equalizer," she says. Elizabeth's art career stems from a longtime love for creating and a curiosity to learn new processes. In college, she studied ceramics. More recently, she taught herself photographic intaglio and later began painting. As an autodidact, Elizabeth continually seeks out new techniques and materials to apply to her painting concepts. Today, she creates from a home studio where she works in silence, explaining that painting is her meditation. In her free time, she maintains a 40-acre property in Oregon with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. "It keeps us busy!" Elizabeth says with a smile.