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                   HAWAII WATERCOLOR ARTISTS   Elizabeth R York

    Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Hawaii Artists, Hawaii Watercolor Society, The American Advertising Federation, and The Denver Advertising Association. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, The Society for Human Resource Management, the American Art Therapy Association and other professional organizations.  She is a founding member of International Watercolors.  

 

         
   
 
                                                   
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Elizabeth R. York

Fine Artist - Commercial Illustrator - Writer

Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii 808.551.1956 808.672.7635

_____________________Education____________________

Bachelor of Arts --Illustration

Kendal College of Design

Grand Rapids, MI

Supplemental art training

Honolulu Academy of Art

University of Hawaii

Pacific New Media

Northlight Workshops

Hawaii Watercolor Society Workshops

Non-Art Education and Training

Bachelors of Science Computer Science Pioneer Pacific College

Bachelor of Science Business Capella University

Master of Science I/O Psychology Capella University

Doctorate I/O Psychology Capella University (ABD)

Hawaii Writers Conferences and Retreats

Writers Digest Conferences and Workshops

___________Commercial Art Client List (partial)____________

Kamehameha Schools

Windward Graphics

Dave Cook Sporting Goods

May D&F

Michael Handler Carpets and Draperies

Skaggs Alpha Beta

Utah Air Force Association

Rockwell International

McDonnell Douglas

Boy Scouts of America

America First Credit Union

MorMedia, Inc. Publishers

HoneywellU

nited States Karate Association

Japan Karate Federation

________________Published Works (partial)_______________

Denver Magazine

Rocky Mountain News

Denver Post

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine

Salt Lake Magazine

Hill Top Times

Outlook Newspaper

Oregon Magazine

Oregon Business Magazine

Portland Monthly

Honolulu Advertiser

Pacific Business News

______________________Awards______________________

DAFFY for Excellence in Advertising for Print series AAF - Denver

DAFFY for Excellence in Advertising for Magazine Advertising - AAF - Denver

DAFFY for Excellence in Advertising for Newspaper Advertising - AAF - Denver

Best in Show - Oahu Art Center 2010 Exhibit at Pauahi Tower

____________________Collections____________________

Kamehameha Schools

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bachleda

__________________Online Portfolios__________________

LinkedIn

Blue canvas

Erotic Signature

Art Bistro

Deviant Art

_______________Professional Affiliations_______________

Hawaii Watercolor Society

Association of Hawaii Artists

Windward Artist Guild

Hawaii Arts Alliance

Transparent Watercolor Society of America

American Art Therapy Association

American Advertising Federation - Denver

American Advertising Federation - Hawaii

American Psychological Association

Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Society of Human Resource Managers

 

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                          Biography

In the mid 70s, Elizabeth York attended Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and achieved a degree in Commercial Art. She worked as a graphic artist and illustrator for such organizations as Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, HI, Dave Cook Sporting Goods and Michael Handler Carpets and Draperies in Denver, CO, and as advertising director for HPUAMC bi-monthly trade magazine and the Hill Top Times in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her illustrations have appeared extensively over the years in magazines, newspapers, and television as well as on numerous book and album covers.

But a car accident in 1987 put an end to this type of work. Having lost her ability to draw and design due to the severe head injury, Elizabeth returned to school and achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. She graduated with high honors, achieving a 4.0 GPA.

HAWAII WATERCOLOR ARTISTSWith the degree in database management in hand, she began a new chapter in her career working for such companies as Vanstar and Weyerhauser. Upon returning to Hawaii, she once again tried her hand at design work, and developed Dragon Bay Hawaii, a thriving interior and personal tailoring company. With a base clientele of more than 75 regular clients, as well as the major hotels on Kauai such as the Princeville Hotel and the Marriott, she designed and created everything from custom drapery and upholstery designs to wedding gowns. Eventually, wanting to pursue another degree, she sold this business, and moved to Oahu and took a job as credentialing/contracting manager for Kapiolani Health Hawaii. When KHH went into reorganization, she obtained a secret clearance and went to work for Raytheon, handling the logistics requirements for the Navy's torpedo production industry. Later this contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin. This work provided the much needed financial cushion to allow her to pursue her degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is currently immersed in the work to achieve her Doctorate. Visit her I/O Psychology website at www.i-opsychologist.com to see her work in the field.

Currently, she makes her living as an Industrial/Organizational Psychology Consultant. Elizabeth supplements this income by offering her skills as a writer/editor, and is working on a suspense/thriller novel called Bless Me, Father, a story about a good Catholic girl who marries a serial killer. Visit her writing website at www.yorkwrites.com. She is also collaborating in illustrations for some books by other local writers.

But in 2008 she again tried her her hand at her first love, fine art. While this endeavor is still in its infancy, the work being produced is promising and she is excited about future prospects. Elizabeth is married to Devin Kekoa Wun Ghit York, a talented professional photographer, whose work can be seen throughout this site. She is the mother of Eric, 22, currently pursuing a BFA at Leeward Community College, and Kamala, 19, currently pursuing a BA in nursing at Kauai Community College. They make their home on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with their two dogs, two cats, 2 cockatiels, and Salsa, an Ectlectus parrot. Elizabeth has also earned a 2nd degree Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and a 1st degree Black Belt in Mu Duk Kwon Tai Kwon Do. She competed nationally and was USKA National Champion in kata, kumite, and ancient weaponry from 1982 through 1986. She has taught karate extensively for over 20 years. Today she studies Kendo and enjoys filming documentaries, and other fiction and short story writing.

Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Hawaii Artists, Hawaii Watercolor Society, The American Advertising Federation, and The Denver Advertising Association. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, The Society for Human Resource Management, the American Art Therapy Association and other professional organizations.

Elizabeth anxiously looks toward the horizon, awaiting the adventures of each new day. She is looking forward to life's next chapter, ready to get going with what's next...

 
 

      

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