Elizabeth Barrett paints in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. She posesses a close affinity to nature, flowers, and wildlife and uses a semi-abstract approach to investigate the various mood and emotions that relate to her chosen subjects. In addition to her painting practice, she also works in metal sculpture.
Barrett graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 1967 followed by a degree in Fine Arts from York University in 1997. During her studies at York, she specialized in painting, sculpture and design. Barrett has studied with South African sculptors at Zim Art at Rice Lake, at the Haliburton School art Fine Arts, and taken private classes with painters across Canada. She is a member of the Central Ontario Art Association and has exhibited her work in Canada. Barret paints from her studio in Sturgeon Point, Ontario.