Elizabeth Lloyd was born in London into an artistic and successful family and studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art from 1946 to 1949, followed by the Royal College of Art, from 1949 to 1952. Whilst a student she specialised in mural design, taking on three major mural commissions. For the Chelsea Pensioners’ Rest Hall, the Tote Investors’ Board Room and the National Framers’ Union. Her first solo exhibition was in the foyer of the Festival Hall.
Lloyd taught at the Crown Manor Boys’ Club, the City Literary Institute and, from 1965, at the Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design. She lectured in various art schools in Britain and America and from her own studio at Strand on the Green. She also took painting groups to India which provided inspiration for her work and its strong, sometimes dazzling palette.
Lloyd’s creative energy and output is evident in the many solo and group exhibitions she showed in, nineteen solo exhibitions from 1977 alone. She received public and private commissions for mural and film scene painting and published several art books, such as Enchanted Circles and Still-life Watercolour Painting.