ABOUT..........Liz, Painting, and Biography


The driving force which propels a lifetime's pursuit of imagemaking is my and countless others'  lot in life.  Art is a broad brush given the diversity of human nature.  Everpresent is the fascination with the all engrossing process and results of translation  3d to 2d.  Whilst city based I grew to love spending more time afloat and in the bush than with usual city kid activities.  Swayed not by fad, fashion or theory, my passion is for nature and landscape, coastal or inland and the inspiration derived therefrom.  Beyond the joy of plein air painting, photography and collecting memories to later brew studio works, the challenge of studio works never fades, and when a work joins the collection of another it is source for satisfaction.
From TAFE to a Masters in Painting at UNSWCOFA, then teaching at those tertiary art institutions, exhibiting, arts residencies, entering and winnning a few significant art prizes, running outback art tours, life has been a succession of rich and rewarding experiencesNow with the luxury of painting full time it is full steam ahead in the studio with not a minute to waste.   With an ever growing image bank of inspiration just waiting to be painted, and still more country to explore.   My themes are elemental, therefore inexhaustible.  Seas, wild or calm thrash the coast, deserts change with wind, all at the beck and call of the water cycle, then fire devastates and a new palette begins with rain.  Clouds pass, light changes, storms darken, waterfalls plunge...............................all great visual fodder.  Painting is a journey of discovery and experimentation, these days in acrylic on linen.  The layering of my early printmaking practice has continued into paint.  As I scrape back to reveal and build upon I think of Auerbach.