Liz Moran, Raleigh Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement The Artist Liz is a young, contemporary artist finding her way through the art world. She is originally from New Jersey but currently living in North Carolina. Liz briefly studied art at Moore Collage of Art and Design in Philadelphia before changing her studies to Science. Although some may say this takes away from her artistic training Liz disagrees. Being free to practice in her own way is how she makes beautiful and original work. Also Liz's many interests broaden her view of the world which shows in her art. She has been fortunate to have been able to travel the world and call the capitol city home – meeting artists of all kinds. Here she is able to stop by downtown galleries for inspiration or hang out with my co-op friends for a fresh perspective.
The Art When Liz first meets new friends and tells them she is an artist they want to know what she creates. After explaining that she is a painter and describing her art they ask “why such a wide range of work?” As an artist Liz has an inherent need to create. She would never be satisfied with just painting flowers or just making textured abstracts. Her work ranges to fill her creative needs while reflecting her personality and mood at a given time. Liz's goal is for her work to reach other people on an emotional, personal or spiritual level and for them to truly enjoy being near her art.
The Inspiration Liz's inspiration is fairly simple. She is inspired by the world around her. As a lover of the outdoors, nature is her biggest source of inspiration. Music is another large aspect of her life. Liz is always listening to music as she paints which helps open her mind and unleash her creativity. Many times one painting will be the inspiration for the next!