Elizabeth majored in textile design at the Ilam School of Fine Arts graduating with a Dip. FA., then trained as a secondary school art teacher and taught art for a number of years in schools. She has run workshops in various weaving techniques and studied with overseas tutors. Her woven textiles have been exhibited for more than 40 years in New Zealand and overseas and there are works in both New Zealand and overseas collections. She works from her home studio in Wellington and specialises in tapestry weaving, tablet weaving, and mixed media works.