Born in Geelong, Australia, Liz was drawn to all things creative in nature from an early age. Her artistic curiosity led her to a passionate study of art & art history.
Background in Fashion & Design -
Her evolving art interests shifted into the three-dimensional form, with her studying a Diploma of Fashion Design and Production in Geelong. Her career began in Melbourne working in the clothing industry as a fashion illustrator & technical drawer, these illustrations would assist with the garment sales and manufacturing side of production.
Evolution to Acrylic ‘Dot Style’ Painting -
Following a successful career in the fashion industry, she moved on to explore new techniques & mediums, based around the theme of the great outdoors, which provided her with endless subject matter. Today Liz primarily works with acrylic paint. She is best known for her vivid, nature-inspired paintings that incorporate thousands of layered dots to form inspiring imagery of wildlife and nature.
She began commissioning work for clinics & galleries in Melbourne. This opportunity led to her artwork being featured in art exhibitions in Victoria, and the completion of numerous commissioned artworks.
After many years of painting & taking inspiration from the Great Ocean Road's rugged beauty, a lifestyle change brought Liz & her family to Noosa Heads in Queensland. Liz quotes, ‘We pursued our dream to live close to the Noosa National Park it’s stunning surroundings. This brought about a strong sense of “celebrating life” which has played as an ongoing theme within each of my paintings.’
Questions for the artist: The most common questions my clients ask are:
How long do your paintings take to complete?
I have been evolving & growing into the artist I am since I was a small child, many experiences and journeys have been drawn upon as inspiration for my art, and everything has been a piece along the way and have led me into the style, technique and subject matters that I am currently creating.
With this being said, the time frame it takes to paint one of my works is anywhere from 300 - 600 hours to complete, with some larger pieces taking in excess of 1000 hours. This is due to the complexity and detailed nature of my technique of layering dot over dot, a time-consuming process that I complete over a matter of months.
What technique do you use to achieve your finished work?
Utilising my training in the fashion industry, I use my pattern making skills and assemble my sketches across the canvas to create my composition. During the painting stage I paint a range of contrasting background colours to build the foundation for the detailed components that will follow. Working on small dotted sections at a time, I look for opportunities to create different coloured layers with a range of dot sizes and dot patterns that lead your eye round the painting.
What do you love best about your art?
It’s a thrilling process to me, first gathering my research into the topic matter. The execution of each painting also buildings into an ever-growing exciting experience for me, I never completely know how it will evolve, there’s a percentage of intuitive painting that I allow to unfold which keeps the process edgy and captivating. Ultimately, it’s an ‘uplifting’ feeling that I strive for and I aim to express this uplifting quality & vibration within each of my paintings.
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