Liz is a well respected screenprinter but is also now know for her beautifully painted bird studies. They show fabulous character are happy in a coastal as well as a country environment. They look great shown amongst framed pictures breaking up the straight lines.
This piece is in the preview of our Coastline Exhibition. Many more pieces will be available online on May 28th at 9am. We will not be able to send this work to you until mid June as it needs to be on display in the show. Please contact us if this is a problem.
Media: Original painting on reclaimed driftwood
Dimensions: 8 x 87 x 3cm
Artist Bio: Liz Toole
Liz definitely loves painting birds on wood. Her first ever exhibition following her degree in 2002 was paintings of birds on wood! Liz's main inspiration is from a 17 month trip working and travelling in Africa following her degree in ceramics. It was here she felt like she rediscovered nature and birds. Having no access to clay Liz concentrated on drawing and painting. She collects her wood from beaches in and nearby her home in Brighton and also on her annual trips to Scotland. The history of the wood adds so much to Liz's characters, how long was it in the sea, what created the marks on it, how old is it?Once the wood is dried out in her studio for a few weeks (months for very large pieces) it is lightly sanded so not to take too much of the character of the wood away. Liz usually focuses on 2 or 3 different breeds of birds at a time, making exact pencil drawings of them. Through, continually re-drawing and designing the characters they quite often become their own birds, or 'Liz Toole Birds ' as she calls them.
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