Meet the people behind the art
For Jason, art is about learning to see, and he has been using his ability to see and create art since he was 7 years old. He began taking private lessons at age 10, and his ability developed as he worked with gifted teachers. He pursued his love of art through high school, graduating from North Side HS in 1993, and graduated from Virginia Western on an art scholarship. He earned his B.S. in art education from Radford University in 1999.
Jason is experienced in many art media, including pencil, charcoal, acrylic, pen and ink, and clay. He has exhibited his work in local shows since age 13 and has won local, state and national awards. His work has also been exhibited at the New York ArtExpo.
Jason is known for his life-sized sculptures of well-known personalities such as Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, and Dale Earnhardt. This work combines woodworking, carving, sculpting, molding/casting, and painting. His goal is for his work to be more alive and to create more interaction between his art and the viewer.
Jason is a life-long Roanoker. A kid at heart, he loves connecting with his students through humor while encouraging them in their artistic disciplines. In his free time, he loves playing with his children, working out, and studying the Bible.
Jason and Elizabeth began Fizer Fine Art in June 2011 with 4 students on Saturday mornings - teaching from the basement of their home. They could never have envisioned where God would take Fizer Fine Art all these years later. They delight in seeing the students grow in their skill while creating pieces of true beauty.
A word of recommendation from one of his students:
"Mr. Fizer has a bright sense of humor and always makes art class fun while he teaches us amazing things.”
Elizabeth is the office manager supporting our excellent instructors. She’s the originator of emails you receive from Fizer Fine Art, and she handles registrations, scheduling, and billing. So if you’re missing a class and want to schedule a makeup class, please let her know.
She moved from Jamaica to Roanoke at age 9. She graduated from RVCS in 1996 and earned her BA in education from Cedarville University. Elizabeth and Jason got married (and started Fizer Fine Art) in 2011. They have a wonderful daughter and son. Elizabeth’s favorite place to be is at home, hanging out with her family. She enjoys Bible study and playing the piano.
Lily Pope has loved art for as long as she can remember, and she took classes from Jason Fizer for four years before joining Fizer Fine Art as an instructor in 2019. A native of Roanoke, Lily grew up on a farm with her 4 siblings. She was homeschooled through high school and earned her associate's degree from Virginia Western Community College. In her free time, she loves reading and being outside with her husband … and their dogs and chickens. Lily’s artwork is full of life and reflects her love of God’s creation. (Lily is currently on leave.)
Gloria has lived in Roanoke all her life. Beginning at age 14, she took art classes with Jason Fizer for four years before joining Fizer Fine Art as an instructor in 2022. She was homeschooled through high school, and she earned her associate's degree at Virginia Western Community College in 2022. One thing that she loves about art is that it encourages her to look closer at everyday things and see how detailed and complex they really are.