Elizabeth Ocskay was born in Vienna, Austria to Hungarian Refugees and spent her early years on a farm in the countryside. She began drawing animals, particularly horses, as soon as she was able to hold a pencil. When she was five, her family emigrated to America and she continued to make art until her personal life caused her to take a hiatus.
In 2009. she began plein air painting with the Wallkill River School and now works in charcoal, pastel, acrylics, oils, graphite, and watercolor. She has been commissioned to paint portraits, pet portraits, and even cartoons and caricatures. She is also an instructor at the Wallkill River School.
Her work can be found in many local collections and she enjoys exhibiting new works in local exhibits and online at eocskayart.com