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Born in Boston on July 15, 1970, Elizabeth Walker Carrington has lived in many places. After moving throughout the South and Midwest, her family ended up outside of San Francisco. Her father ran the Chronicle and Examiner, and he and her mother immersed Elizabeth at a young age into the worlds of art and media. As a teenager, she couldn't get enough of pop culture. The music of the era consumed her and became a lasting inspiration. She went to all the shows she could–Johnny Rotten at the Palladium and David Bowie at Day on the Green, the Clash, Billy Idol, Prince and Madonna—she soaked up the energy of the city. She was also influenced by the art and design of the era’s flourishing skate culture. Her brother Lawrence and his friends built their own vert ramps and tagged them with homemade stencils. Later, this style of underground street art would be displayed at SF MOMA, The Beautiful Losers show at Yerba Buena and countless SOMA galleries.

After graduating from the University of Arizona with
a BFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing,
Elizabeth had several groups shows, worked in galleries
and had an internship in design and illustration for
the San Antonio magazines Fiesta and Images. She
moved to Utah to pursue her other twin passions—
snowboarding and wanderlust—and eventually
ended up back in San Francisco where she worked
in advertising and design at the height of the dotcom
era. She moved to San Antonio in 2004 and works as a
graphic designer while continuing to paint.

She has worked on projects ranging from packaging
for beer, banners for the US Ski Team and brochures
for luxury hotels. Some of her designs for Coors can
be seen on grocery store shelves across the country,
and her illustrations and design can be seen in Kimpton
hotel and restaurants in DC, Aspen and San Francisco.