Parkinson was born in 1946, in Muswellbrook, in rural NSW, Australia.
She was always interested in art, and drawing, but didn't ever study
Upon leaving school, she attended Sydney University, and completed
a degree in Economics. She taught for a while, and has also travelled
Asia, the Middle East and Africa, working as she went in both London
the 1970's she spent a lot of time developing her pen and ink style,
studied silversmithing. She then taught silversmithing for 15 years
to adult groups in NSW, and continued on with her artwork.In
1977 Liz met Herbert Eckert in
Sydney, and he sent examples of her work to Jean Dubuffet in France.
He recommended that some of these should be purchased by the Collection
de L'art Brut
in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1978 three works were purchased.Since
then, her work has appeared in various Outsider Art exhibitions
in NSW - in Sydney in
particular - and she has also had 4 solo art shows.These
days she and her husband run an Internet service, and she spends
what time she can doing her artwork.