Liz Ball loves elephants. Her other passion is art. A graduate of the Art Institute in Boston, Liz is the owner of Pierce-Ball Gallery in Stamford. As president and creative director of TFI Envision, an award-winning graphic design firm in Norwalk, she represents many Fortune 100 companies. Her company contributes around $250,000 a year in marketing strategy and design work to help local nonprofits engage with potential donors.
On a trip to Botswana in the 1990s, Liz found an opportunity to bring together elephants and art when she visited a trio of elephants that live in Okavango Delta with their caretakers, Doug and Sandy Groves. Wondering if the elephants would like to paint, she fashioned a special paintbrush from a tree branch that they could control with their trunks.