Liz Gascoigne is an abstract expressionist painter who creates dynamic and complex artwork which is an expression of her life and innermost feelings. Liz doesn’t wait to be inspired by something external, instead she starts her paintings without an intention and throws herself into the creative process. Her entry point is rapid mark making, followed by layers of large expressive and colourful paint strokes to form the underpainting.
Liz then embarks upon a creative editing process, adding and subtracting elements of the artwork, allowing the direction of the painting to unfold until the painting reveals the way forward. She moves between several paintings in a series which allows the paintings to interact and builds synergy. Painting in this way allows Liz to imagine what is possible, she says that she is using her paintings as stepping stones in the journey of becoming herself.
Liz came to painting after a career in international development which included living and working in Africa and the Middle East. She did an Art and Design foundation course at Abingdon College and took a Continuing Art Practice course at OVADA Oxford.
Wednesday 18 October 2023 6.30-8.30pm
Please join the artist for a drinks reception to welcome in this exhibition.
Free event / no booking required
Special Sunday Opening
Sunday 29 October 2023 12-4pm
Meet the Artist 2-3pm and at other times by arrangement