about liz green

Website galleries are divided by subject:

Gallery 1   -   Coastal          

Gallery 2   -   Mountains        

Gallery 3   -   Woodlands 

Gallery 4   -   Macros        

Gallery 5   -   Abstracts

As a self-taught artist with a life long interest in making things and working outdoors I am relatively new to the art world. Based in Highland, my painting draws upon my previous working life as a plant ecologist and garden designer. I now combine painting with work in secondary school.

Working in acrylics 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 . 

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. 

 

Currently I am working on a new collection of work titled 'Distilled Landscapes' which explores whisky distilleries in their landscape context. These paintings are a marriage of iconic architecture and distinctive landscapes. This work will be shown during the Speyside Whisky Festival in May 2019 at Glenfiddich Distillery.

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