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About Liz Green

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I am a self-taught contemporary landscape painter based at WASPs Inverness Creative Academy since January 2023. I work in oils, acrylics and mixed media. My paintings aim to capture the mood of being exposed and immersed in a landscape with all the thoughts and feelings that provokes.

I hope paintings convey my reverence for the intricacies and interdependancies of nature and its tenacity to cling on, adapt and thrive even with human's heavy influence. The surety of turning seasons, weather and tides is hopeful and inspires me. Woodland and coast are my go to sanctuaries; immersion in the interconnections of systems seemingly beyond human control, and painting them lifts me. I hope the viewer may feel similar respite and resonance. I am also interested in connections and some of my work includes the marks and consequences of human endeavour in the landscape, be they scars, remnants or still functioning industries. I view all landscape as intimately tangled with humanity.

Based on field sketches, photographs and imagination, experimenting with acrylics and oils, my work includes both realistic detail and stylised abstraction at differing scales. My work stylises the shapes, patterns and colours that create essential components of landscape distinctive of a place, a time and a feeling.

My previous life strongly informs my work. I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life. Fortunate to grow up in a project-filled home with plenty that was hand-built or home grown, sparked an indelible and life-long interest in raw materials, making things and the natural world. A long career as a botanist, plant ecologist, environmental lobbyist and then garden designer honed my eye for colour, pattern, a sense of place, landscape history, and above all, the transience, jeopardy and value of the natural world.

I exhibit regularly in Scotland and occasionally further south. In 2023 my work received a commendation at the Scottish Fine Art Awards and was also shortlisted for the Highland Art Prize. This year, I have two solo shows upcoming (see below **). The opening for 'Arboreal Realms' at Wasps Inverness Creative Academy is 6 till 8 on Friday 17th May and you are all most welcome to attend.

Solo Exhibitions

  • **Nairn Community and Arts Centre 'Interface: where land meets water' (Oct 2024)

  • **Inverness Creative Academy 'Arboreal Realms:woodland on the margins' (May/June 2024)

  • Eden Court, Distilled Landscapes (June 2023)

  • Nairn Community and Arts Centre, Coast (2021)

  • Brentford Gallery, London, Weathered (2019)

  • Glenfiddich Distillery, Distilled Landscapes (2019)

  • Eden Court, Inverness (2012, 2017, 2018)

  • Resipole Studios, Acharacle (2017)

  • The Pier, Lairg (2017)

  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Into the Woods (2016)

  • Moray Art Centre, Forres, Weathered (2015) Into the Woods (2016)

  • Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld (2015)

  • John Muir Trust, Pitlochry (2014)

Liz Green

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