Liz is a predominantly self-taught artist, having originally trained as an engineer. She worked in both the Defence & Automotive industries for 26 years before taking the leap to change career when she discovered textile sculpture in 2011. Since then, Liz has exhibited at a number of galleries across the UK & has taken part in Oxfordshire Art Weeks, Warwickshire Open Studios & the South Northamptonshire Art Trail.
‘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 trainer of the Powertex range of Art supplies & now runs workshops from her Artistic ReTreats studio, as well as undertaking commission work.