Paint - Act - Write
Liz Lees - Paint
One person’s look at life through visual images.
Every picture has a story.
People Pictures and Textured Oil Paintings
Liz has been drawing and painting all her life. Her first work to be noticed were the little houses she drew on the wall beside her bed in a hotel while the family were on holiday.
Deciding not to be influenced by a formal art education, Liz studied Zoology and Botany enjoying the concentration of detailed observation and drawing.
From an early age Liz was involved in theatre, influenced by her ventriloquist father. She gained her Stage Designers and Actors Equity card working with North East Theatre in Aberdeen.
In 1984 she achieved a Post Graduate Diploma from Guildford School of Acting and Dance.
On moving to Manchester to pursue her acting career Liz was influenced by the multicultural area of Old Trafford where she lived to create her quirky people pictures. Frequent visits to North Wales beaches and mountains brought a contrast to the city.
Finding the cottage Purlieknowe took Liz back to the North East of Scotland and the best views of the fishing village of Catterline. As well as creating her art work Liz promoted her professional writing and acting skills by being a founder member of WAC, The Writers and Actors Co-operation in Aberdeen.
Life was too quiet! Liz moved back to her London roots and to showing her work on line and on Sundays on the Bayswater Road. Working with Apprentices at the V&A gave the opportunity to visit many galleries and cultural sites in the city.
Morecambe and the Lake District was a three year diversion but now back again in London.
Liz has had work shown in Gregson Art Centre, Morecambe Library, Pitch 78 Bayswater Road Artists; Soroptimists, Ewell; Tadworth Children's Trust; Sutton Arts Council; The White House, Cheam; The Milton Gallery, Banchory; Meffan Gallery, Forfar; Peacock Arts, Aberdeen; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Vernon Mill, Stockport; Set Design for Green Light Theatre, Manchester; Old Trafford Artists Exhibition; Actor’s Centre Manchester; New Harvest Theatre Company; Syndicate Theatre Company; Guildford School of Acting; North East Theatre Aberdeen.
(Act and Write histories to added)