Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators


Liz Jones

Liz Jones is the owner of Liz Jones Arts, a teaching studio located in Connellsville PA, offering individual and group art instruction for all ages, as well as private art parties and art based fundraisers.Member of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.

Preferred media include pen and ink, acrylic, gouache and raster-based digital media.

Recent illustration projects include:

Numerous private art commissions and portraits yearly; online card and print sales, art prints available for purchase at local stores.

Tree of Life wall mural, Greater Connellsville Community Center to be completed summer 2016

Garden design for Community Garden at Crawford and Pittsburgh Street in Connellsville PA, breaking ground Spring 2016

Chalkboard art for Trailside Treats Yogurt in Connellsville, PA, Summer 2015

Painted Ballet Shoes for Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's auction, Fall 2014

Room-size mural (4 walls) for Model Railroad Group,  Greater Connellsville Community Center, Fall 2013

Donation of textile art to Art Auction/BPositiv Foundation for Families, Bend Oregon, January 2013

Finalist in Illustrative 13 Young Artist competition/ Berlin Germany November 2012

Sketchbook Project Art Journal, Summer 2012.

Keene College Parliament of Owls Festival of Owls centennial exhibit(http://www.keene.edu/featured/clf/festival-owl-project/)--piece on display since 2008

Past juried shows:
Five County Arts Association, 2007,
Uniontown Artists show at Touchstone 2008

Publication credits:
Highlights magazine, Dragonfly Spirit ezine, and  Leap Greetings' “Father and Son” series greeting cards.

University of Pittsburgh Honors College/CAS, 1990. BPhil.
    h.m., Academy of American Poets Prize, 1990-- poem published in Pig Iron Press
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, 1992. MSW, LSW

Additional current roles:
Adjunct faculty in children's literature at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg Campus since January 2009
Graphic Novels Organizer for the Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards(www.cybils.com) since 2009
Online writing coach through Write at Home (www.writeathome.com) since 2006.

Past work experience:

Therapist in WPIC schizophrenia module (1992-1999)

Mobile family therapist for Family Services of Western PA (2010-20120

I am very comfortable teaching art with MH/MR/Autistic populations either individually or in groups.


Mill Run, Pennsylvania 15464