About the Art

Though there are clearly some constant themes throughout my work, I tend to think of each painting I make as a unique and individual piece. But, if I had to pin it down, I'd say the overall spirit conveyed frequently contains considerable tension, psychological unease... between thought and action, between memory and perception, between behavior and drive. Often times this theme stands in contrast to the gestural lines and subtle edges that characterize my technique. It's an impressionist style that traps my figures in another time or state of being. Figurative artist, pet portraits, pet paintings, dog paintings, family portraits, california impressionist, camarillo artist, ventura, oxnard, thousand oaks, agoura hills, westlake, los angeles, Woodland Hills, Encino, Santa Monica, Pasadena, calabassas, malibu, simi valley, long beach, ventura county, orange county, Los Angeles county, Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, North Hollywood, studio City, Sherman Oaks, Redondo Beach, Pasadena, Santa Barbara County, carpinteria, Bel Air, Beverly Hills area artist, dogs, cats, pets, landscapes, illustration, fine art, horses, horse paintings, horse portraits, horse portrait, horse painting, dog portrait artist, dog portrait painter, pet portrait artist, pet portrait painter, horse portrait painter, fine art pet portrait, pet portrait Los Angeles, dog portrait Los Angeles, horse portrait Los Angeles, pet portrait Santa Barbara, yorkie painting, jack russell terrier painting, jack russel painting, golden retriever painting, golden painting, bulldog painting, spaniel painting, puppy painting, cat painting, corgi painting. Other paintings include Bassett Hound painting, chihuahua painting, beagle painting, collie painting. Paintings of your favorite dog breed.

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Artist Biography

A fifth-generation Californian, Greig was raised with the stories of the Old West and the beautiful, rugged California wilderness: rocky coastline, alpine lakes and blooming deserts. The flavor of these stories runs as an undercurrent throughout her work today. The figures and the settings may be modern, but the overall tenor of her work is quiet, nostalgic and dreamlike.

Elizabeth was born in Camarillo, just north of Los Angeles. She says she was born to be an artist, drawing constantly from the time she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her artistic abilities always got a lot of attention from peers but she had little formal training as an artist until she took a drawing class for fun during her sophomore year of college. With the encouragement of her drawing teacher, she switched majors and completed a BA degree in art in 1996.

For the first two years after college, Greig worked as an art teacher at Cornerstone school in Camarillo. Since then, she has worked as a graphic designer, gradually shifting from print advertising to freelance illustration and web design. She has lived in Arizona, Hawaii and Georgia, returning home to California in 2004 to raise a family.

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Special Offers


Place an order with a 50% deposit for a custom pet portrait by November 30th, 2017, and receive free standard shipping to anywhere in the United States. Visit the commissions for more information about ordering a pet portrait.


August 7, 2013 - Two of my paintings are currently showing in the Professional Arts Building at the Ventura County Fair. If you visit the fair, be sure to stop by and take a look.

January 8, 2013 - Happy New Year! Check out the gallery page to see all the new paintings I did over the holidays.

November 20, 2012 - I still accepting commissions for Christmas 2012, but my schedule is filling up fast. Click to place your holiday order.

June 28, 2012 - Meet the artist at the 4th of July Street Fair in Ventura, California.

I'm offering a show special you won't want to miss! Commission one 11" x 14" painting, and get 50% off a second painting of equal or lesser value. Offer expires 7/6/12.

March 21, 2012 - Show schedule

I've been working on my show schedule for this year. If you live in Southern California, you can meet the artist and see my work at several upcoming art shows including Paint Ventura on April 29 and Ojai Art in the Park May 26-27.

December 27, 2011 - Welcome to my new website!

I have just finished a lot of new pet portraits for the holidays and, since I'm updating my gallery, I decided to update the whole website.

Upcoming Art Shows 2012

If you live in Southern California, you can meet the artist and see my work in person at one of these upcoming art shows:

4th of July Street Fair
Main Street
Ventura, CA
July 4, 2014

Studio City Rotary Art Show
Moorpark Park
Studio City, CA
October 13-14, 2013

Pet Portrait Painting of a collie dog by artist Elizabeth Cawelti Pet Portrait Painting of a Jack Russel Terrier by California Artist Elizabeth Cawelti Pet Portrait Painting of a Bulldog by California Artist Elizabeth Cawelti Pet Portrait Painting of a white German Shepherd lounging in a chair by artist Elizabeth Cawelti Pet Portrait Painting of two Shih Tzu dogs by California Artist Elizabeth Cawelti