Elizabeth (Liz) Webster Haberman was born in San Diego, CA
where she lived until her family relocated to a small college town, Claremont,
CA. She returned to San Diego for
college where she majored in Recreation Administration and minored in Psychology. Following graduation and a Bachelor of Arts
Degree, she headed a Recreation/Occupational Therapy unit at Mercy Hospital. It was during that time she met her husband,
Paul was a physician and his medical practice dictated where
they would make their home. From San
Diego, they moved to West Los Angeles where they raised two children and a
multitude of pets.
After relocating, Liz worked as an Interior Designer for 12
years, having studied design at the UCLA Department of Interior Design. In her free time, she enjoyed taking classes
in ceramics and creating pottery in her small home studio. She was also a dedicated skier, runner,
tennis player and volunteer.
Liz made an abrupt career change following the Northridge,
CA earthquake of 1994. When, because of
damage, the local hospital was declared uninhabitable, she helped her husband
relocate the hospital’s Sleep Center to a private facility. She remained there as office manager for the
next 12 years.
During off time, Liz took a Basic Drawing class at the
Brentwood Art Center and a plein air class at the Getty Museum in Malibu. She also studied the art of Lost Wax Casting
at UCLA. She loved the art classes, but
still lacked the necessary time.
On a vacation trip to Oregon, Liz and her husband spent a
weekend at the Sunriver Resort and loved the peacefulness and slow pace of
living. As they were approaching
retirement, they decided to invest in a vacation home and, eventually decided
to leave busy, congested Southern California behind and make Central Oregon
their permanent residence.
Liz decided it was time to further explore painting. Her passion for learning watercolor was
strong. She has studied with artists
Helen Brown, Judith Morris, Jacqueline Newbold, Myrna Wacknov, Sarah B. Hanson,
Laurie Humble and David Lobenberg. Her
work has been juried into the Roberts Field Art shows, the Franklin Crossing
(Bend) “Matters of the Heart” exhibit and other Watercolor Society of Oregon’s
bi-yearly exhibits. She won the Best of
Show award at the WSO exhibit, Fall 2020.
She had a solo show at the Sunriver Public Library.