textile sculptor & mixed media artist
Liz is a predominately self-taught textile sculptor & mixed media artist starting December 2012 following a career change from 26 years in Engineering, prompted by a need to fit work around a young family.
Her sculptures & mixed media canvases are made from recycled textiles & found items in conjunction with Powertex fabric hardener (& related products), producing weather resistant structures for outdoor display.
‘My art is inspired by the recycled materials around me – some found, some donated, some sourced for a specific task. Textiles & texture are the common themes running through each unique piece, with designs growing organically as each theme is developed.
By looking at the world specifically through the lens of shape, form & textural properties it is possible to incorporate everyday objects & textiles into my art in unexpected ways, finding that ‘just right’ item for each individual piece.’
In May 2014, Liz became a certified tutor of Powertex Art Supplies. She works from her home studio in Upper Boddington, Northants, & runs workshops throughout Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire on selected dates or by private arrangement, as well as tutoring for Denman WI College in Oxfordshire & Vitreus Art & Scotch Lodge Farm in Northamptonshire (see www.artisticretreats.co.ukfor details of upcoming workshops).
Liz exhibits her work throughout the UK. Recent exhibitions have included the South Northamptonshire Art Trail, Surrey Hills Sculpture Park, Church Lane Gallery in Banbury, Oxon & Greenspace Gallery, Carmarthen. Liz is a member if the Visual Images Group, South Northamptonshire Arts Group & is also part of the Powertex Design Team for 2017.