"You might never visit Tuscany or the South of France, but if you look closely at Liz's paintings, you will know how it feels to bask in the sun or in cool blue shade, and to hear the sound of the river curving gently. In the rich, buttery texture of her strokes, the way they set things in motion, the brightness of her palette and the generous hospitable nature she chooses to depict, you might also guess what a blessing it is to be her friend.
It is easy to travel and to rest in her images because of their wholesome quality. No matter how much sky she puts in, the image remains earthy. She brings balance to shapes and colours and to the play of elements; wild stuff like water, grass, leaves and clouds come together in a coherent structure without losing any of their freedom.
Liz finishes paintings in her studio, but often starts them in the open. Lovely Italian gardens are the obvious location, of course, but she goes further; I once caught her at the side of a dirt road, under a relentless sun, clouded in dust from each passing car. On other days she brought back ideas from balloon flights over Tuscany. One thing for sure; what Liz paints, she has seen. We can only be grateful that she shares it ways that allow us to see, hear and feel it."
Pascale Quiviger; Artist and award winning novelist