Liz (Sikes) Richter was born in Paducah, KY and raised in rural Southeast Missouri. Liz moved back to Kentucky in 2009 and taught art for over six years before pursuing opportunities as an artist, muralist and illustrator. Her work expresses a desire to connect with the viewer through the process. She layers symbolism with color, repetition and pattern while contemplating the feminine and divine. Historical and cultural references are often infused into her narratives, which are dually intrinsic expressions of self-identity. Liz is primarily focused on painting and drawing, but also explores wearable art, printmaking and other mixed media. Although she received her degree in art education, Liz considers herself largely self-taught and has carved a place for herself in the Louisville art scene through her work in the community as an educator.
In 2016, she expanded into larger public art projects, completing a 1300 sq. ft. mural in Hikes Point and becoming one of only a handful of female muralists in Louisville. She views large-scale works and community live-paintings as an opportunity to draw the audience into the joy of making. She has said, "I just want to cover the whole world in so much color that you can't hear or think anything but positivity."