about liz green

I am a self-taught artist with a life long passion for making things and for being outdoors. I moved to Inverness in 2004 and have been painting full time since 2011. My website galleries are divided by subject:

Gallery 1   -   Coastal          

Gallery 2   -   Mountains        

Gallery 3   -   Woodlands 

Gallery 4   -   Macros        

Gallery 5   -   Abstracts

Working in acrylic and mixed media, my paintings aim to distil the essential components of landscape that are distinctive of a place and a moment. My work includes both realistic detail and stylised abstraction at scales ranging micro to macro. Outdoors, strongly lit texture and pattern draws me first  then a representative colour pallette evocative of the mood.  In the studio I enjoy experimenting with different styles and methods of application, on a quest to find that exact combination of colour and texture that conjures the spirit and feel of a place or the thoughts inside my head. My woodland paintings are additionally inspired and linked to poems.

My previous life strongly informs my art. With a degree in botany and a long career as a field plant ecologist I have an eye for pattern, subtle changes in colour, hidden clues of past land management and a strong emotional connection to landscape. Doing garden design work; creating the 3-dimensional dynamic palette of a garden to suit places and people also honed my ability to visualise colour, pattern and form. 

Only in more recent years have I been able to devote myself more fully to painting and it has been like unleashing a furnace.

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