Elizabeth Parsons was born in Gloucestershire and in 1980 she studied with Nerina Simi (1880 - 1986) for six years at her studio in Via Tripoli, Florence. This studio was opened as a small school in the 1880s by Nerina Simi's father Filadelfio Simion. He had just returned from Paris where he had studied with the French Orientalist painter Jean Leon Gerome, who himself had studied under the French classical painter Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867). Whilst in Florence Elizabeth painted portrait commissions. Her work has been exhibited in Florence.

Gallery Exhibitions
(in the London area unless otherwise stated)
The Charlotte Lampard Gallery
The Richmond Gallery, Cork Street
The Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery
The Portland Gallery, Bury Street
The Cadogan Contemporary Gallery
Ramsden Fine Art - Ramsbury, Wiltshire
The Richard Hagen Gallery - Broadway, Worcestershire
Robert Rudd Associates - Ohio, USA
Cricket Hill Associates - New York, USA
The Flower Gallery
The Hollywood Road Gallery
The Richard Allen gallery
The Osborne Gallery
The Blake Gallery - Crewkerne, Somerset.
Smart Art
The Churzee Gallery
David Kerr Fine Art for pupils of Signora Simi's pupils
Art in Action - Waterperry, Oxfordshire
Gouldens Solicitors
Dorset Arts Week

Society Shows
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The Society of Equestrian Painters
New English Art Club
The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition

Greetings Cards produced by
Medici Society
Camden Graphics
Mowland Fine Art
Byron Publications

Prints produced by

Chinoiserie, Florentine and 18th Century scenes,
and other themes for whole rooms and staircases.

Commissions are accepted for
Horse Racing, Hunting, Polo etc.
Paintings copied

Elizabeth's work is also housed in private collections in
England, France, Canada, Italy, USA and Ireland.