Elisabeth Black is a Columbus based artist and photographer specializing in equine events and portraiture. She and her husband have been living and working around the world for the last 10 years, most recently moving to Ohio from southwest France in December of 2016 with their beloved Golden Retriever, Zeke. Elisabeth’s professional background is in design, marketing and entrepreneurial adventures. Way back in the stone age, she created a San Diego skateboard company which led to a career in action sports photography and graphic design for brands such as Nike, YMCA and Aziam Yoga. In college, she focused on sustainable building methods and materials and became a founding member and marketing director for Method Homes, followed by multiple luxury green-building brands. In the winter of 2015, she was living in the quaint, vacation village of Guethary, painting, shooting photos and teaching yoga when she got inspired and decided to organize gallery spaces for the local artist community in the off-season, commercial buildings around Biarritz, France. As soon as that took off, it was time to move to Ohio. C’est la vie. Elisabeth has been in love with horses her whole life but was never allowed to ride as a child. Although she was allowed to do her homework at the nearby stables and would read to the Hanoverians every day after school. They were excellent students! Upon moving to Columbus, she has been able to realize her true calling, a life with horses in it. Elisabeth and her husband Christopher Vestal live in Grandview Heights, Ohio and on any given day she can be found shooting photos and happily mucking about in Pataskala with Princess Ember.


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