Hello, I'm Elizabeth Zimmerman, the creative Oregonian behind Western Rose Studios located in Salem, Oregon.
I love being in the outdoors, hot chocolate on an autumn's evening, and mac and cheese. I've always loved to create art, ever since I was young, and in 2014 I started Western Rose Studios as an outlet to share my creativity: watercolor painting, photography, and teaching art.
I love capturing your memories in art and photography.
If you are interested in commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece, booking a photography session, taking an art class, or just have a question, please feel free to start a conversation with me.
"After taking Elizabeth's live workshop at the horse rescue facility, she offered me an opportunity for private lessons. There's no way I could pass up a chance to learn more from her vast knowledge of horses. Her skill and talent are obvious, but not everyone is able to pass that on to others. She is a rare exception. She is patient, kind, and an excellent instructor. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your part in a true highlight in my life." - S
"We absolutely love having our one of a kind portrait of our dogs hanging in our living room. When I sit down to relax with a glass of wine at the end of a busy day I love looking down at my dogs at my feet, then looking up and seeing my dogs above my fire place. I will certainly be contacting you if I ever need another piece done." ~ N and T "Pip and Baby Girl"
"Elizabeth Zimmerman shares her upbeat energy and excellent ability to communicate when she teaches. She is easy to understand and well prepared. Even outside of a workshop situation, she generously offers answers to my questions about horses, her painting process and her waterfall photography. Through her journal descriptions of her waterfall hikes, I learned about Wahclella Falls in the Columbia Gorge and enjoyed it with my family on Mother’s Day last May.” - L