Artist Profile

Elizabeth Marie Knutson

Elizabeth Marie Knutson
Elizabeth Marie Knutson
French Professor (retired)
Paper Arts
University Park, MD

I was raised on Long Island, N.Y., and have longstanding family ties to Minnesota.  I've lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area for many years as an educator in the field of French language, culture, and literature.  When I retired a few years ago, I was happy to have more time for creative activity and found myself making paper quilts based on geometric patterns found in Amish textiles and traditional fabric quilts.  I have taken workshops on color, composition, and quilting, and am very drawn to abstract art.