Liz left Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in textile design and subsequently spent 11 years in London undertaking a variety of jobs including printed fabric design, gallery management, marketing and graphics alongside developing her art practice.
" Printmaking has always been a love of mine. I’ve played with lots of different techniques, relief printing; linocuts and woodcuts combined with painted blocks of colour, is for me the most satisfactory method.
Living in Dorset, landscape is a central theme and the winter the best time to see it; plough and livestock tracks, oddly shaped fields, quirky colour. I like flow, lyricism and mark-making. I don’t have a press, as I like to work large, so I use a wooden spoon instead. It works very well and gives me the freedom to work at more or less whatever scale I want to. I use paint instead of printed blocks of colour, for the same reason. These techniques are very much a means to an end, the overall effect is what I’m after. I’m no slave to convention."
This process means that each piece is unique. Eventually over a period of years up to 15 (occasionally 20) versions of each piece is made, instead of a numbered edition.
2017 25 March - 29 April. Linocut (needs a link)
2016 Occasional Print Show