Liz's interest in art started at a young age but was only pursued seriously twelve years ago on joining a sketching class run by Jacqui Long at the Peninsula Arts Society. Tutelage under Catherine Hamilton ignited a passion for the pastel medium and more recently oils as well with Bill Caldwell. In addition, Fiona Bilbrough is an influential tutor and mentor in oils, particularly portraiture.
Painting preferences then are portraits or figurative subjects in pastel or oils.
Experiencing European galleries first hand, joining the Paris Urban Sketchers and drawing at the famous Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris have enhanced an appreciation of the wider context of art in society and its traditions.
A stay in a remote indigenous community in the East Kimberley heightened an already keen interest in Aboriginal history and culture, and a belief too that reconciliation starts with individual awareness. Resulting indigenous portraits and figurative studies are a small contribution to this end.
Peninsula Arts Society
McClelland Guild of Artists
Pastel Society of Victoria
Mornington Peninsula Painting and Drawing Group
Victorian Artists' Society
Highly Commended, Mornington Art Show, 2023
Highly Commended and People's Choice, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2022
Best Mixed Media and People's Choice, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2018
Best Pastel, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2016
Best Painting Under $500, Knox Rotary Art Show, 2013
Solo Exhibition, Whitehill Gallery, Red Hill, 2018
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.