The watercolours below, were part of a solo exhibition in 2022, the fifth exhibition of work by Liz at The Art Stable, all exploring the area of West Dorset around Eggardon, where Liz moved in 2021. These watercolours were a way of exploring the area that Liz is now immersed in, and recording in paint the detail, colour, line, texture and light of that ancient landscape.
For most of her career Liz has focussed on linocut, and sometimes woodcut. There is always a story to the image, the intention is for the viewer to enter and find it. This appeals to my deep seated enjoyment of all those illustrated stories I read at as a child. As an artist I look for this same quality but my attention is also drawn to the lie and flow of the land, unexpected colour, traces of past use (modern or ancient), texture and form.
Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in textile design and spent sixteen years working as a designer in London, before moving to Dorset and becoming a full-time artist. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and exhibitions within the UK, including The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.