Background Liz was born in London. After having studied at the
College of Art in Southend, in England, she became an
Assistant Designer and Scenic Artist at the "Palace Theatre,
Westcliff for-on-Sea" for four years. Then Liz moved to Wales
as Head Scenic Artist at the Welsh National Opera Company,
where she was in charge of painting the backcloths and scenery.
Here, she managed the team that created large sculptures as
well as the sets for opera, ballet and theatre companies
around the world, including English National Opera, Scottish
Opera, Houston Opera, La Scala Milan, Vancouver Opera, Paris
Opera, Ballet Rambert and Sadlers Wells..
After 16 years devoted to this work, Liz left in order to
travel in Europe. She finally settled in the Dordogne to
develop her first passion: painting.
In addition to her painting, Liz also creates frescoes and
trompe l’oeils for owners of châteaux, hotels and restaurants
throughout France and Europe. She also designs and creates
chandeliers, furniture and folding screens.
Everything inspires me ! I paint landscapes, still life,
portraits, animals ( in various media: watercolour, oil,
acrylic and also on the iPad)...in addition, I like painting
the interiors of the châteaux I've worked in: corridors and
rooms where I sense the mystery of past occupants and their
individual stories. Like all artists my goal is to create a
"feeling" using colour and brushwork. Occasionally I'll write
a few lines of poetry in Japanese-style Haiku and Tanka to
accompany the images I paint
accepts commissions for: frescoes,
trompe l’oeil, any decorative work and portraits.
For information, contact her at :
+33 (0)5 53 23 47 05
Painter, trompe l’œil La Crabouille
24 520 Lamonzie Montastruc
Tel : +33 (0)5 53 23 47 05