Elizabeth Longstreet Titmus
Elizabeth Longstreet Titmus is an award winning and highly regarded fine artist in the Richmond area. Landscapes, birds, koi and other wildlife discovered in her daily life and throughout her travels are among her favorite subjects to paint.
Before becoming a painter, Elizabeth had a rich life in which she, surprisingly, spent much of her time working with numbers. Instead of canvas, she worked on a spreadsheet - an art all its own. She began her pre-artist professional career at First & Merchants Bank in downtown Richmond, Virginia then across the street at Siddall, Matus & Coughter, an advertising and public relations agency. After almost 30 years in accounting and finance, she worked her way up to CFO. She loved working at an agency surrounded by creative people and never imagined that one day she would express her own creativity with a brush and paint.
She began painting after retiring from accounting in 2006 and studied with artists in the Petersburg area. For the last three years she has been coached and mentored by Chuck Larivey as part of the Swimming-In-Paint team. “Working in SIP has enriched my life with new friendships and the opportunity to learn,” says Titmus. “Inspiration comes when I least expect it, catches me unaware.”
Elizabeth is represented at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond featuring current work and prints.