I grew up in Stafford Springs, CT and majored in Art History at the University of Connecticut. After college, I lived in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico for 5 years and taught English as a Second Language at the Prepa #10. During the 1980s I lived and worked in New York City. I studied with Richard Brown in The New School - Filmmakers on Filmmaking and Photography. I currently live in San Francisco.
I studied quilt making with Sonya Lee Barrington and Roberta Horton, making traditional and contemporary quilts.
During the 1990s I was an active printmaker at Ft. Mason, SF. I made etchings, viscosity monoprints of Californian and Italian landscapes and a series of collagraphs based on Mars landscapes.
After 5 years vacationing, sketching, and painting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; I self published My Sketchbook of San Miguel de Allende. One year later I assembled 40 years of sketches and paintings and self published a second book, Travels With a Sketchbook. My next book will contain images of Paris and France with pen and ink drawings, watercolors and collages.
On the weekends, I draw with SF Sketchers and Urban Sketchers and. "We show the world, one drawing at a time!” is the motto of Urban Sketchers. I have drawn with the Parisian and Budapest Urban Sketchers, and am included in Sketchers' Guide to Budapest. My drawings are posted on
In October, 2018 along with other artists in Urban Sketchers, I interviewed & painted participants during the Global Climate Summit, held in San Francisco. These images can be seen at www.sketchingclimatestories.com.
In 2020 I worked with collages of nudes, a dream series of Hawaii, an interpretation of the Bible, and a history of fashion series. I completed a sketchbook of an 83 day Virtual Vacation with drawings, watercolors and collages of Morocco, Spain, France, and England. I participated in the 30 day challenge of direct watercolor. (IG: #lizscotta)
1969 - 1972
University of Connecticut
BA, Art History
1972 - 1974
University of Rhode Island
Graduate Program, Library Science
2001 - 2004
San Francisco State University
Masters of Education
1990 & 1991
Fine Arts & Antiques Magazine
My Sketchbook of San Miguel de Allende
Travels With a Sketchbook
Exhibitions & Festivals
On the Edge
de Young Museum of Art
Collage, 18 x 24"
de Young Newsletters
"View Out My Window"
Collage, 11 x 14"
Collage, 11 x 14"
Collage,, 11 x 14"
Collage, 11 x 14"
"Don't Touch Your Face"
Collage, 14 x 17"
Let's Face It
Museum of Craft & Design
SF Open Studio
Watercolors & Monoprints
1992 - 1995
Open Studio, SOMAR Gallery, SF, CA
Museum West, SF, CA
Perceptions of the Earth & Sky, 1870 Gallery, Belmont, CA
Annual Watercolor Show, Juried by Kay Russell & Ann Switzer, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Nothing Serious, Juried by Phil Frank, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley
Galerie Periwinkle, Mill Valley, CA
All Creatures Great & Small, Juried by Barbara Banthien, Lochi Poutiattine, Karen Sin, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
ArtWorks9, 35th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
Pacific Edge Print Exhibition, Juried by Karl Kasten, Mendocino Art Center
West Coast Works on/of Paper 97, Ink People Center for the Arts, Eureka, CA
Waterworks, Juried by Lucy Arnold, Don Jower, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Dreams & Visions, Juried by Susan St. Thomas & Juliet Wood, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Arts on Fire, Juried by Marian Parmenter, The Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
43rd Annual International Exhibition, Juried by Howard Fox, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Grants & Awards
Juried by Wayne Thiebald, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Received Honorary Mention Award