Somerville, Liz

Bio


Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in textile design and spent sixteen years working as a designer in London, before moving to Dorset and becoming a full-time artist. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and exhibitions within the UK, including The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.

‘There’s always a story to the scene, the intention is for the viewer to enter and find it. This appeals to my deep-seated enjoyment of all the illustrated stories I read at as a child. I’m also drawn to the lie and flow of the land, unexpected colour, traces of past use (modern or ancient), texture and form: the melding of print and paint gives a fluid quality to the image, as opposed to the sometimes static nature of a conventional print.’

Education

  • 1988 BA Hons Textile Design, Winchester School of Art

Links

Bishop's Curl, version 18, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper)
Bishop's Curl, version 18, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891744: Bishop's Curl, version 18, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Blue Stones, version 2 (oil/linocut on paper)
Blue Stones, version 2 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891745: Blue Stones, version 2 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cave with No Name, version 4, 2018 (oil/woodcut on paper)
Cave with No Name, version 4, 2018 (oil/woodcut on paper)

AOI5891746: Cave with No Name, version 4, 2018 (oil/woodcut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Chapel on the Hill, version 18, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)
The Chapel on the Hill, version 18, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891747: The Chapel on the Hill, version 18, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hambledon Wave, version 17, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)
Hambledon Wave, version 17, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891748: Hambledon Wave, version 17, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hill in a Corresponding Landscape, version 4, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)
Hill in a Corresponding Landscape, version 4, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891749: Hill in a Corresponding Landscape, version 4, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Land of Nod, version 11, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)
The Land of Nod, version 11, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891750: The Land of Nod, version 11, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Land of Sea + Air, version 8, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper)
Land of Sea + Air, version 8, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891751: Land of Sea + Air, version 8, 2019, (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Edge of Somewhere, version 2, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)
The Edge of Somewhere, version 2, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891752: The Edge of Somewhere, version 2, 2019 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Water Lands, version 2, 2018 (oil/linocut on paper)
Water Lands, version 2, 2018 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891753: Water Lands, version 2, 2018 (oil/linocut on paper), Somerville, Liz / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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