Custom Fine Art, Murals, Book Illustrations: Oregon Artist Elizabeth Berg Showcases Unique Approach

Artist and illustrator Elizabeth Berg creates custom illustrations without the aid of a computer. Visit her online portfolio to see a sampling of her original fine art work, paintings, drawings, murals and children's book illustrations.
By: Elizabeth Berg
Oct. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Newberg, OR – Artist and illustrator Elizabeth Berg offers a unique and personal approach to custom illustration.  In this age of digital design, she creates hand draw and hand painted custom illustrations without the aid of a computer, and she relies on in-depth client interviews to inform her artwork.  Her online portfolio at is a showcase for the wide variety of original fine art commissions, custom murals, greeting cards and book illustrations she has created for her clients.

When working with authors, fine art collectors or clients with product development ideas, Elizabeth prepares a list of questions that helps her get to know her clients' exact needs for their custom art work, products or manuscripts.   Then she spends time with them discussing and absorbing their expectations and desires. Since she loves to write, she has a natural rapport with authors and publishers when serving as their book illustrator.  This rare combination of verbal and visual abilities helps her express complex concepts in visually appealing ways.

"My role as an artist and custom illustrator is to listen to my client's concepts, then internally sift and sort images, weigh choices and possibilities, and bring out the lines and sketches that express their vision," said Elizabeth.  "Illustrations must evoke emotions.  The images need to hold both a history and a potential in their depth."

Elizabeth specializes in custom book illustrations for authors, self publishers and publishing houses.  Genres have ranged from children's books, educational materials, poetry and inspirational manuscripts.  She also accepts commissions for custom fine art creations for collectors looking for exceptional sensitivity in style, ranging from small scale illustrations to large scale murals (usually done on canvas for portability), portraits and logos – the client's field of choice is wide.  

Among her numerous credits is a custom mural illustration that Elizabeth created for singer Michelle Phillips, from The Mamas & the Papas, in Los Angeles, California. The mural was painted onto two walls that converge into a corner of the room, giving the impression of visually filling up the corner with flowers.

“I just love the orchid mural Elizabeth Berg created for my bedroom. Everyone who sees it just loves it. It's embracing, spiritual and peaceful," said Michelle.

Unlike many illustrators, Elizabeth is not limited to only one or two artistic styles.  Thanks to exposure at a young age to collector's editions of beautifully illustrated antique books, her mind is a storehouse of unlimited visual ideas and themes from which to draw inspiration.

About Elizabeth Berg
The prolific artist and illustrator grew up surrounded by art, music and rare books.  Her artistic gifts were recognized at an early age, and she was accepted into the Chiounard Art School in California, which later became part of the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), founded by the late Walt Disney.  Elizabeth continuously develops her wide-ranging artistic gifts to communicate feelings, emotions and complex ideas through a spectrum of evolving styles.  She applies her multiple talents to projects ranging from sculpture to murals to book illustrations to custom greeting cards. Elizabeth is available for personal or commercial art commissions, as well as individualized art training.

To see samples of her custom illustrations and her online portfolio visit   For more information about engaging Elizabeth for a custom project or personalized art classes email via

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