E. Elizabeth Downing graduated from Auburn University in Alabama and then the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied painting under Grace Hartigan. Elizabeth has created musical performance art, toured plays and concerts, painted theatrical sets and costumes and has created film scores for experimental film makers. Her visual images arise from the landscapes of the Tallapoosa River in Alabama, which was dammed in the 1920's, flooding ancestral graves. Her focus is light upon this water and its red clay banks. She lives in Baltimore City with her wife, children and dog. Here, Elizabeth teaches, creates art, makes music and musical performance art with a wealth of genius collaborators.