Elizabet Chacon was born in Cuba; she began painting in oils in her early teens, as a self taught artist, learning drawing and painting on her own until she came to the United States in 1967.
Since then Chacon has taken art classes, first with a Cuban Artist from her hometown, later at Miami Dade Community College, University of Miami, and Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, where she learned Watercolor techniques. She is presently taken classes at Miami Dade Community College to experiment different techniques in Acrylic paints. She is also a photographer who enjoys taking pictures of people, especially children and her favorite subjects, which are sunsets and sunrises.
“I was born an artist, fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas to create beautiful things, my goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows and, in particular, sunrises and sunsets which no two are the same. My second passion is painting people. It is great to capture from facial expressions what is not even spoken.”