Elizabeth is a long established Pembrokeshire based painter who exhibits across the UK.
This page shows recent framed work, mostly in oil, below a fine collection of unframed works, some of which are from her back catalogue.
‘After training as an illustrator at Brighton College of Art, I moved to Pembrokeshire in 1968. Since then I have worked as a painter, illustrator, teacher and writer. My recent paintings are influenced by the landscape of France as well as that of Pembrokeshire, although most of my work is not, now, topographical. Rather, it has settled in a precarious hinterland between representation and abstraction, where information gained from years of drawing from nature has synthesized with the imagination. Nevertheless, my work in the studio is always reinforced by drawing from life; for only when I come to draw do I see that what I thought I saw is even more exciting and miraculous than it was at first glance.
My early work has been affected over the years both by an interest in the relationship between the different arts, and more recently by an injury which temporarily forced me to paint with the left hand, a practice I now continue. Painting with the left hand (and so, we are told, with the right side of the brain) has enabled me to work more freely from memory and imagination.
My influences have been the early 20th century European painters such as Klee and Kandinsky and the British school, including Palmer, Hitchens, the St Ives painters and the Scottish colourists. My interest in the relationships between the different arts has developed over the years, and in 2001 I completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter.’