Liz Turner, London Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement Since turning to the arts as a full-time freelance artist last year, I have built up a collection of artwork and also undertaken dog and cat portrait commissions. The prints are taken from original paintings which are quite varied in subject and style, but the main body of my work is inspired by nature and landscapes from around the UK. Working from sketches or by using photographs as reference material, I work by building up thin layers of acrylic paint and use brush marks to emphasize form and texture in the typically simple compositions of my chosen subject. I prefer to work on a number of paintings at the same time enabling me to step back and reflect on each piece as it develops. Most of the original paintings are acrylic on stretch canvas.
I have a degree in visual/fine arts from Salford University and have since worked as a teacher and designer. I am currently based in North London.
If you are interested in any of the original paintings please visit my website www.lizturnerart.co.uk.