With a delicate approach, using explorative techniques Liz creates intriguing watercolour paintings, succulent in texture. Manipulating paint to create exciting surfaces.
Inspiration is drawn from immediate surroundings, foreign travel and collected objects.
Artwork is representational and sometimes symbolic.
This year in parallel to Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma's V&A for Dundee, Liz's travels in Tokyo and Kyoto have sparked the creation of an intriguing collection of artwork using watercolour, Japanese paper and twine, that symbolise the bond between Dundee and Japan.
A painting evolves from inner ideas or external factors.
As an artist I take elements ( fragments ) from the environment and express them as one.
Using this concept I assemble painted fragments at intervals.
Each fragment is unique but connected. The breaks in continuity depict space and/or time.
I create an arrangement that displays the whole.
I arrange flat, folded, collective or single fragments.
I was born in Nottingham and moved to Invergowrie at the age of fourteen. I have always loved creating, achieved my Queens Guide and was awarded art prizes at school.
Having considered many options, I was keen to study and earn so chose a career in Nursing, an Assistant Warden in Aviemore and studied Biotechnology at the University of Abertay.
Now as a wife, mother, gardener and housekeeper I have developed my passion to create.
My son started school in 2002 - the perfect opportunity to feed my creative mind.
I studied Fine Art and Fine Art Development at Dundee College and continue to develop paintings in my studio at home. I like this challenge.
As a Derwent Artist I continue to test, experiment and carry out commission work with drawing products.
I tutor ' Art For All ' evening classes at Roseangle Gallery in Dundee and in 2014 joined the staff at Forgan Arts Centre in Fife to teach ' Wonders of Watercolour '
2008 - First Prize – Purchase Prize ( Non Professional ) The Scottish National Open Art Competition, Angus College
2010 - The James Morrison Cup, Dundee Art Society
2012 – Prizewinner – The Artist category, Best of Britain Painting Competition. The Artist/Leisure Painter Magazine
2014 - Artist Member of Paisley Art Institute
Each year since 2010 works have been hung with The Royal Society of Scottish Painters in Watercolour at RSW Annual Open Exhibitions and paintings have also been included in the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, RGI Exhibitions