Elisabeth Skelly studied Fine Arts at the University of Quebec andmajored in etching and engraving at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts inMontreal. After obtaining a teaching degree she taught art in PointeClaire before moving to New York City where she studied at the Schoolof Visual Arts. In Hudson, Quebec, Lis was privileged to work with RaiSenior, designing and weaving three-dimensional tapestries.
Her independent artistic career, spanning nearly five decades, hasembraced different media, from watercolours to oil paintings, fromintricate pencil drawings to multi-dimensional sculptures. Lis's workhas been exhibited in Ottawa, Vankleek Hill, St. Eugene, and Montreal.Several solo exhibitions at Gallery Dan Delaney in Westmount were soldout.
Lis is well known for her work on the four full-scale murals inVankleek Hill, artistic features co-created with Odile Tetu in the1990s which highlight historical aspects of the area. These muralscontinue to attract tourists and exemplify the charm of the town.