“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” Edgar Degas

 Hi, I’m Liz and I am an illustrator and mixed media artist.  My studio is located within a Victorian Cotton Mill in Mossley, Saddleworth, UK surrounded by stunning landscape!  I initially trained as a research scientist then retrained in the arts as a landscape architect.  These experiences undoubtedly  influence my  painting approaches.  Place and my feelings towards places, are really strong influences in my art.

My illustrations tell stories about Places and occasions.  I am commissioned by private and commercial clients to capture historic buildings, private homes, special places, festivals, weddings, everyday life and more.   I combine drawing, painting and text to produce my documentary illustrations.  These are usually created on location, with pen, ink, watercolour and other  media.

In my paintings, I aim to express my experiences of places and what they mean to me.  Historic and industrial places as well as landscapes, are key sources of inspiration.  I try to convey aspects of the overall as well as the specific materiality of those places, their textures, and narrative. Through building up multiple layers of collage and paint, I aim to convey aspects of time and environment in my paintings.

To paint not the thing but the effect it produces” Stephane Mallarme

I lead drawing and mixed media workshops from my studio at Woodend Mill and other venues

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