Elizabeth studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Wolverhampton and went on to complete a PGCE in teaching Art in 2000. After an 18 year career in teaching Art, in 2019 Elizabeth decided to fulfil her lifelong dream and become a dedicated, full time practising painter.
During this initial period, she studied with the Florence Academy, which enabled her to return to her roots, focusing on the classical methods of painting, studying the old masters and breaking an image down to it’s simplest form. It was this concept which became a formative moment in her practice which then led her on to experiment with deconstruction and abstraction.
Elizabeth’s work now focuses predominantly on the investigation and deconstruction of the human form, resulting in work somewhere between the figurative and abstraction. As well as using classical methods and influences in her painting, her work clearly shows inspiration drawn from Modern British painters, particularly the traditions of the 1950’s and St Ives Schools.
She works predominantly with oils and acrylics and enjoys playing with the surface quality of the paint to highlight and accentuate the forms that have been created in the process.
Her abstract works now feature in numerous private collections both nationally and internationally.