Originally from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, Elizabeth Sircom received her art training in Paris, France, and lived in Le Havre, Normandy for 20 years, working as a professional artist and art teacher (drawing, painting and clay sculpture). Her interest in portraiture led to involvement in several community art projects on a portrait theme. She returned with her family to live in Nova Scotia in 2013 and since then has been an active member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, CARFAC and the Nova Scotia Potters’ Guild, giving many workshops to adults and children through the PAINTS and ArtsSmarts programmes, and at the Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville. She has exhibited at the Corridor Gallery, the Charles MacDonald Concrete House in Centreville, the Cedar Centre in Windsor, and also in Charlottetown, where she exhibited a series of historical busts on a Confederation theme in the summer of 2017. Her other main focus is music. She is the cello instructor and outreach coordinator for the newly-formed Acadia Regional Youth Orchestra in Wolfville, N.S.