Artistic Apples & Creative Carrots | A chat with illustrator Elizabeth Graeber

03 Feb 2015
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Elizabeth is a freelance artist and illustrator living in Washington DC who has illustrated for several books, websites and magazines. We asked her a few questions about her inspiration & style.

I’m not sure where we first came across Elizabeth’s illustrations, but we were instantly drawn to them. Elizabeth is an illustrator with a penchant for some quirky and unique drawings. From her home and studio in Washing DC she creates a prolific amount of art works for a large range of clients includingThe Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Stern Magazine, Edible DC, The USPS and The Phillips Collection. From birds to chairs, from doughnuts to dogs she has an eye for illustrations that are fun and showcase hertalent.
We asked Elizabeth a few quick questions about her style, what she likes to cook and where she turns for inspiration.

When did you start drawing professionally?

I have always liked to drawing. I studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and have been mostly working as a freelance illustrator since. I started drawing food as a series a few years ago and then opened my shop selling original food artwork

What inspires you in your style? Who or what are your artistic influences?

I am inspired by color, pattern, plants, food and images that are not perfect. A few artists I am influenced by include Maira Kalman, Leanne Shapton, Margaret Kilgallen, Keith Shore.

Where did you get the inspiration to start drawing food?

I started drawing food because I thought there are a lot of options and variety and it would make a fun series. I would like to continue adding to it, and include some illustrated recipes too!

What your favorite dish to cook at home?

Curry dishes, pizza and salads.

Thanks Elizabeth!

You can find more of Elizabeth’s great artworks on her web-site hereand purchseher prints from her