An environmental scientist by training, Liza F. Carter uses art to beguile and captivate viewers into a loving and caring relationship with the natural world.  She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a MA from Yale University.  Liza has been an exhibiting artist since 1999 and has shown her work in solo and group shows throughout the United States.


Liza is a photographer of indigenous cultures and peoples.  Her purpose is to share unknown worlds and provide levels of understanding of other cultures  that are more than just sound bites or sensationalism.  In a world of computers, cell phones, frozen foods, and microwaves, she addresses the question of what life is like for those who aren’t part of that modern world?  Her goal is to provide a glimpse into the emotional heart of a country through the means of understanding one family’s life.  Her book, Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family, focuses on the life of the nomadic Mongolian family who became her collaborators in producing her book.


As a painter, Liza looks to capture a defining moment that goes beyond a simply physical representation. Her images are often small intimate moments that are packed with power.  In a world where people are oversaturated with data and images- usually presented at warp speed, many people don’t register the world around them, much less nature across the country or the world.  Addressing this lack of connection is where an artist can be effective.  Her paintings evoke and amplify the emotions generated by being surrounded by a gorgeous landscape or watching flowers bursting into bloom.

When Liza is not exploring the world, she works out of her studio in Concord, Massachusetts.



1982         Masters of Environmental Mangement Yale University, New Haven, CT.

1979          BA cum laudeWesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

1976          College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.


Professional Experience

1997 – present      President, Carter Creative Group offering photographs of indigenous cultures around the world.

1997 – 2001           Co-Founder of Hidden Corners, leading cultural and natural history trips to remote corners of the planet.