Bio


Elizabeth Koval Maffeo is a freelance artist who, for over 30 years, has been capturing the tranquil spirituality of nature in her work. Using a watercolor/ gouache technique, each of her paintings radiates from a central, multifaceted theme with vivid color and sublime texture.

“In my art, I embrace and entwine my Japanese heritage with my love for photography and nature by producing images that capture the essence of cultural mystique and symbolism through extremely realistic detail.”

Elizabeth’s art is conceived in a serial format with an in-depth thematic focus. Her diverse love for symbolism, fantasy and dream imagery pervades each series.

And thus, a new chapter in this artist’s life has unfolded….
From 1998-2015, Elizabeth had the opportunity to create art in the 3-D realm while working in Museum fabrication. During that time, Elizabeth further developed and strengthened her artistic skills by creating models and natural history dioramas.

Currently, Elizabeth is painting, working on commissioned sculptures and volunteering at local museums.

Fine Art Portfolio


EDUCATION
PIERCE COLLEGE, Woodland Hills, CA.
- 1991 Associate of Arts Degree

Directed Study:
SOL DEMBER (Teacher), Woodland Hills, CA
- 1988 thru 1990 Illustrations and Airbrush Technique

ORGANIZATIONS
Member:
GEN ART: Art Of The Next Generation, Beverly Hills, CA.
--1995 Non-Profit art organization for young artist.

Member:
ARTS BENICIA: Benicia, CA.
--2002 Non-Profit organization supporting the arts.

Member:
Womens artist Cooperative Of Benicia and Beyond: Benicia, CA.
--2002: Women artists networking group.

Member:
ART PEOPLE: Greenbrae & San Francisco, CA.
--2003 Art Promotion agents.

Member:
AAWAA (Asian American Women Artist Association: San Francisco, CA.
--2004 Organization that supports women artists.

EXHIBITIONS (Solo/Group/Festivals)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1995-- WEDNESDAY'S HOUSE, Santa Monica, CA.
2003-- BENICIA PUBLIC LIBRARY ART GALLERY, Benicia, CA.
2003-- 1ST STREET ROASTING COMPANY (ArtsBenicia Open Studios), Benicia, CA.
2003-- US BANK (ArtsBenicia Presents), Benicia, CA.
2005--"ART ON 1ST"(Tiger's Eye Gift & Gallery), Benicia, CA
2009--"Bonsai & Dragonfly" (Earthy Nutrition), Benicia, CA.
2009--"CHO" (Lindsay Wildlife Museum), Walnut Creek, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1996--825 GALLERY (The Gathering), Los Angeles, CA.
2001--THE PICTURE COMPANY, Cordelia, CA.
2002--"CIRCLES OF LIGHT" (Her House Women's Art Co-op), Benicia, CA.
2002--"HERSTORY" (Her House Women's Art Co-op), Benicia, CA.
2002--"WHERE IT ALL BEGAN"(Her House Women's Art Co-op), Benicia, CA.
2003--ARTS BENICIA OPEN STUDIOS (Cynthia Grioux Studio), Benicia, CA.
2003--ARTPEOPLE GALLERY (Crocker Galleria), San Francisco, CA.
2003--"WINTER CELEBRATION" (Womens Art Cooperative Of Benicia), Benicia, CA.
2004--JOHN F. KENNEDY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Womens Art Cooperative Of Benicia), Vallejo, CA.
2004--"THE ART OF A COMMUNITY"(Arts Benicia), Benicia, CA.
2004--"BIRDS, BEES, AND TREES" (Crocker Galleria), San Francisco, CA.
2004--"FIFTH ANNUAL VOLUNTEER ART EXHIBIT"(Lindsay Wildlife Museum), Walnut Creek, CA.
2004--"PALLETE TO PALATE" (Greenfield Winery), American Canyon, CA.
2004--"CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE" (Womens Art Cooperative Of Benicia), Benicia, CA.
2005--"TRANQUIL MOMENTS"(San Pablo Arts Gallery), San Pablo, CA.
2005--"SWEETART"(Greenfield Winery), American Canyon, CA.
2005--"INTERNATIONAL WOMENS ART EXHIBITION"(NHK-TV Broadcasting), Wakayama, Japan.
2005--"LINDSAY WILDLIFE MUSEUM: THE ART OF KEEPING IT WILD"(Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County {AC5}), Martinez, CA.
2005--"VOLUNTEER NATURE ART EXHIBIT"(Lindsay Wildlife Museum), Walnut Creek, CA.
2005--"PALATE TO PALLETE" (Cartidge & Browne Winery), American Canyon, CA.
2005--"TAO TEA & ART" (AAWAA: Asian American Women Artist Association), San Francisco, CA.
2005--"CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE" (Womens Art Cooperative Of Benicia), Benicia, CA.
2010--"SERENITY WINTER 2010"(UCSF Center for Reproductive Health), San Francisco, CA.
2010--"THE ART OF NATURE:VOLUNTEER ART EXHIBIT"(Lindsay Wildlife Museum), Walnut Creek, CA.
2010--"SPMC-TRANSPLANT DIVISION" (McKinley Art Solutions), San Francisco, CA.
2011--"SUTTER PACIFIC MEDICAL FOUNDATION" (McKinley Art Solutions), San Francisco, CA.
2011--"BERMAN SKIN INSTITUTE" (McKinley Art Solutions), San Francisco, CA.
2011--"BERMAN SKIN INSTITUTE" (McKinley Art Solutions), Palo Alto, CA.
2013--"SERENITY: INVITATIONAL"(UCSF Women's Health), San Francisco, CA.
2014--"LINDSAY VOLUNTEER ART EXHIBIT"(Lindsay Wildlife Museum), Walnut Creek, CA.
2015--"WE KNOW JACK: JACK AROUND TOWN"(Vacaville Museum), Vacaville, CA
2015--"BEYOND THE RABBIT"(Vacaville Museum), Vacaville, CA
2015--"WE KNOW JACK: HIT THE ROAD JACK"(Vacaville Museum), Vacaville, CA
2019--"SERENITY: EXTRAORDINARY"(UCSF Women's Health), San Francisco, CA.

FESTIVALS EXHIBITIONS
2002--BENICIA ARTS IN THE PARK, Benicia, CA.
2002--THE 5TH ANNUAL CAMEL RACE A' FAIRE, Benicia, CA.
2002--THE HOLIDAY MARKET, Benicia, CA.
2003--BENICIA ARTS IN THE PARK, Benicia, CA.
2003--HANDICRAFT AND FINE ART FAIR, Benicia, CA.
2004--24th ANNUAL FESTIVAL ARTS IN THE PARK, Benicia, CA.
2012--BENICIA IN BLOOM, Benicia, CA.

CONSIGNMENTS
HOLLYWOOD CINEMA ARTS, INC., Hollywood, CA
--1995 thru 1996 Featured "Feathers", "One Last Look", "Tangu No Sekku", "Nippon Masquerade", and Beauty Of The Bonsai Collection. An HBO pilot called World Gone Mad rented three paintings from Beauty Of The Bonsai Collection. They were "Waters Of Discipline", "Moment Of Rest", and "Morning Meditation"

STEPHANIE GALLI (dealer), Hollywood, CA.
--1997 Cibachrome prints from the Mythical Stone Gardens Collection.

VALERIE HELTON (dealer), ENCHANTED WILLOW 129 First St. Benicia, CA.
--1999 thru 2002 Cibachrome prints from the Mythical Stone Gardens Collection. Giclee prints and original painting from the Kimono Seasons Collection. (Store closed)

FRANKLIN V. PERALTA (dealer), THE PICTURE COMPANY 499 Edison Court Suite B, Cordelia, CA.
--2001 thru present Giclee prints from the Kimono Seasons Collectino, Akitshushima Series, and CHO Butterfly series. Current location: 455 Lopes Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534

MARY BROWN (dealer), THE MOONLIGHT HERB COMPANY 129 First St. Benicia, CA.
--2002 thru 2005 Notecards from the Kimono Seasons Collection, the Beauty of the Bonsai Collection and "GWS Dragonfly" prints. (Store closed)

GINA WATERS (dealer), TIGERS EYE GIFT & GALLERY 129 First St. Ste K Benicia, CA.
New owner as of April 2007: ROXANA MELAR
--2005 thru 2009 Notecards and Giclee prints from the Kimono Seasons Collection, the Beauty of the Bonsai Collection and the Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection . (Store closed)

SANDY TACAS & DEBBY SKAU (dealers), DOWN FAMILY LANE 560 First St. Ste B-106 Benicia, CA
--2006 thru 2010 Notecards from the Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection.(Store Closed)

NICKIE BRANCO (dealers), OUTSIDEIN ETC 2184 First St, Livermore, CA.
--2007 thru 2017 Notecards and Giclee prints from Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection.
Giclee prints from the Cho Collection.

SANDY TACAS (dealer), DOWN FAMILY LANE 711 Cannery Row Ste. C4, Monterey, CA.
---2008 thru 2011 Notecards and Giclee prints from Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection.
Giclee prints from the Cho Collection (Store Closed)

ELISABETH GRAY (dealer), ELISABETH HAIR DESIGN 601 First St. Ste 101, Benicia, CA.
---2009 thru present Framed prints of Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection and of Cho (Butterfly) Collection. 2019 Changed name of store to ROOTED. Transfer owner to BECKIE BUCK (owner/dealer).

DANIEL DAROCHA (dealer), COCKTAIL HOMES 400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA.
---2011 thru 2012 Notecards and Giclee prints from the Kimono Seasons Collection, the Beauty of the Bonsai Collection and the Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection.Giclee printsand framed prints of Akitsushima (Isle Of The Dragonfly) Collection and of Cho Collection (Butterfly) series.(Store Closed)

LINDSAY WILDLIFE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP (dealers),LINDSAY WILDLIFE MUSEUM1931 First Ave.Walnut creek, CA
--2012 thru present Notecards of CHO (Butterfly) Collection

Roberto & Pat (dealers), ROBERTO'S JEWELRY 560 First St. Ste B-110 Benicia, CA
--2014 thru 2017? Large framed prints from Kimono Seasons and Beauty of the BonsaiCollections. AlsoTangu No Sekku framed print. (moved location)

Liz is available for private commission painting.
Client referral list available upon request.