Elizabeth Barnett's creative practice encompasses painting, printmaking and illustration. Elizabeth's work documents her surroundings, often depicting intimate domestic spaces filled with exotic and interesting plants, colour, treasured objects and furniture, seasonal still life compositions and landscapes. As a female artist and mother she is constantly returning to ideas surrounding the split between motherhood and creative life, living on the land and in harmony with the seasons.

Elizabeth studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking at The Victorian College of the Arts, a Bachelor Fine Arts Honours - Printmaking at RMIT, a Masters of Arts - Illustration in London, and was awarded the Collie Print Trust scholarship at the Australian Print Workshop in 2006. Elizabeth founded Schoolhouse Studios Inc with Alice Glenn in 2010, a not-for-profit artist studios complex in the former St. Joseph's Technical College in Abbotsford.