Elizabeth Sparg uses acrylic gouache and coloured pencil to create her playful and painterly illustrations. She lives in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa.
She has a BA degree in Fine Art, and Psychology (Hons) from UKZN, Pietermaritzburg and worked as a freelance graphic designer and website developer (From The Art Studio) before transitioning to full-time illustration in 2022.
Her illustration projects include children's books and surface pattern design. Elizabeth loves drawing expressive animal characters, and bold and textured environments. 
She is an animal lover and nature enthusiast with a love for beach holidays, surfing, and her dog, Mr Waffles. They live next to a nature reserve where her art is inspired by the monkeys, mongooses, snakes, large lizards and many bird species that frequent their lush, overgrown garden. ​​​​
2023 KidLit411 Banner Prize - Honourable Mention
2021 Picture This! Award 
Elizabeth Sparg is a regional SCBWI volunteer (webmaster).