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ABOUT LIZ

Liz trained as a painter at the Southern College of Art, Bournemouth, at Goldsmith's and the Central School, and only much later discovered etching at Morley College in South London.

 

Living in Greenwich, Liz taught art and ran a printmaking workshop in her studio, and was one of the founder members of the Greenwich Printmakers, a co-operative with its own gallery. Living now on Mersea Island, she belongs to the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, and was for ten years a member of the East Anglian based 12PM Twelve Printmakers.

 

Liz is a printmaker who enjoys islands and the sea, and her work has come to reflect two particular island environments. They are Mersea Island where she lives and works, and Heir Island, a small island in West Cork where for years she has spent much of the summer, sailing, walking and drawing. Sea and sand patterns, shapes of stones, textures, imprints in mud and tracks of birds, fish, gulls - and most recently – sea myths and biblical stories with sea references, are all used as starting off points for my prints

 

In recent years Liz has exhibited at the Royal Academy and at ‘Originals’, the contemporary printmaking show at the Mall Galleries. Also at the Barbican in print exhibitions 1996- 2000, and at the Affordable Art Show, Battersea. In East Anglia Liz has frequently shown at the Eastern Open at Kings Lynn. In 1999 she was awarded the Coley and Tilley prize by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, and in 2005 was featured in the Anglian Television series ‘Coastal Inspirations’.