Anonymous City - Barcelona
About Liz Chapman
After studying at Reigate School of Art and Design, Liz worked in architectural design and draughtsmanship, before moving on to book illustration. Since 1992 she worked part time as an Art Teacher and part time as an Artist, initially teaching at West Kent College then Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Adult education Centre. In 2004 Liz achieved a Master's Degree in Fine Art at Brighton University and went on to pursue artistic endeavours whilst living in Oban, Scotland from 2012 until 2016. During her time in Scotland she painted numerous landscapes, she felt compelled to capture their natural beauty, stunning views and breath taking shore lines. Liz enjoys the process of painting in this loose manner, using a palette knife then glazes of weak colour endeavouring to replicate their image and imbue a sense of the space and mystic that surrounds them.
Liz's works include not only landscape paintings but also abstracts, nudes, portraits and illustrations. She believes portraiture is integral to life drawing and painting, in the same way you might look for the gesture of the pose in a nude, she looks for the gesture of the sitter, the expression on the face and eyes whilst her Anonymous City series displays the places she's visited and gotten a feel of the way new and old architecture resonates with one another and the light that is unique to each part of the world.