Liz Fusco

Liz Fusco is an award-winning, Long Island artist and has been painting and drawing for most of her life. Liz began painting in oils and her subjects were typically landscape and nature scenes. She loves plein-aire painting in oil and watercolor.

Being an avid gardener and lover of plants and flowers, Liz had always wanted to learn the skill of Botanical Illustration. After completing a three year long process at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, New York, Liz added Certified Botanical Illustration to her other education credentials.

A nature lover, Liz enjoys painting “flower portraits”  and butterflies in watercolor, using the many specimens in her own garden as her subjects. She works either outside in her garden or home studio in Kings Park, New York.

Liz teaches watercolor workshops throughout Long Island.

Teaching Philosophy

As someone who has been passionate about art all my life, I believe being creative has been part of my DNA. I’ve been drawing, sketching and painting since I can remember. That being said, I feel that every human being creative in one form or another is crucial to our well-being. Being able to explore art, music and other forms of the arts can have tremendous benefits: it helps us think critically, problem solve and express ourselves. Some people may be born with innate talents, but everyone can learn skills to help them in their creative process. Even as a teacher, it’s amazing to be a continued learner. I learn by continuing to take classes from other instructors because you not only learn a new skill, but it is stimulating for the brain as well as motivating.

Two years ago, I started taking cello lessons. It makes me appreciate how much patience you need as a student and as a teacher. Learning is ongoing in life and everything new takes a lot of practice. I hope as a teacher I can motivate and inspire students to learn the skills and find pleasure in their own creative growth and progress.

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