A Short Biography

Elizabeth paints the Muskoka and Haliburton landscape in oils, acrylics and watercolour.   Her studio / gallery is located at her home at Shoe Lake, Dorset. 


Elizabeth has been painting since she was a teen. She studied art at Guelph University, at the Haliburton School of the Arts, and with many noted North American painters in workshops.   After teaching high school, Elizabeth devoted her time to painting while raising her family in Dorset.  Her painting style is loose, and energetic; her colours are rich and vibrant.  While primarily a landscape painter, Elizabeth loves to depict the human figure snowshoeing, hiking, or canoeing in the Canadian landscape.

Elizabeth Johnson

Canadian Landscape painter in  Muskoka and haliburton

In her youth, Elizabeth lived and travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East, including Paris, where she absorbed the inspiring art of the great masters.  When she returned to Canada to complete her university studies, she met her husband Brad, a cottager in Dorset.  The young couple moved to Dorset in the 80”s and have been living there ever since.  They have raised four children on the shores of Shoe Lake.


Elizabeth's paintings can be seen in the summer at Pizza on Earth,  1009 Clan MacKay Road, Dorset  (open daily in the summer) and  at her Shoe Lake studio by appointment only.  Please see the "Upcoming Events" page for current and future special exhibitions of her work.