Born in 1929 in Hampstead, Elizabeth Gould studied at the Harrow School of Art and became a free-lance designer for twenty-four years in the field of carpets and textiles. She also acted as a consultant designer for vinyls and Jacquard fabrics, and was a member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers.


She started painting full-time in 1981 - with imaginative images in watercolour using an airbrush. She is mainly concerned with light as a subject and to some extent the tangible elements, whether foliage or a piece of material, where they act merely as "carriers" for light. Again her interest in cats is in their presence and here she conveys this by using a silhouette only. All but the form is obscured by a net whose folds are used to create the effects of light.


Her images are highly dependent on the correct balance of tones to create the necessary artistic illusion. She has exhibited in several shows.