My work often evolves through direct observation which I develop and translate into an abstract interpretation. Inspiration often comes from the immediate such as my garden or the local park. But sometimes it is an exploration of mark-making that develops from the materials themselves.
With collage I use the paper as if it were paint, layering, subtracting and manipulating it to create what is hopefully an interesting interpretation.
With printmaking I love the variety of effects that can be achieved through applying and wiping 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.
I enjoy combining different media and experimenting with techniques – such as stitching or collaging on a print.
To see more of my work or contact me see: www.lizreal.co.uk