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ARTIST: Liz Real

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Balmore Park Sunday Morning
Paper collage
80 x 59cm
 

Balmore Park trees
Drypoint print
27 x 33cm
 

 

 

 

Town and country
Mixed media
33 x 26cm
 

Dreaming of the sun
Mixed media (machine embroidery, print and oil pastel)
31 x 36cm

 

Artist's statement:

My work evolves through direct observation which I then develop and translate into an abstract interpretation. Inspiration often comes from the immediate – my garden, the local park, my kitchen – and sometimes from further afield.

With collage I use the paper as if it were paint, layering, subtracting and manipulating it to create what is hopefully an interesting interpretation.

I apply the same techniques to my textile pieces, using the needle and embellisher (felting machine) to work in to the ‘ground’ as if it were a pencil or a brush.

I am also a printmaker. The variety of effects that can be achieved through applying the ink in different ways, whether that be through colour or the method of application I find very exciting even though the result can be totally unpredictable.

Liz Real

April 2013

www.lizreal.co.uk

 

 

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