Liz Foster is a visual artist, specialising in painting and mixed-media. She studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and at the University of Hull and is known for her colour-led and painterly work. Liz was born in Leeds and is currently based in the city of York.
Working across media, Liz has developed ideas through textiles, graphics and fine-art often blurring the lines between the genres. Her grounding in the academic skills of drawing and painting allow her to play between techniques and methods, avoiding repetition and predictability in her work.
Thematically, her interests are equally diverse and include aspects of social and cultural history such as the domestic space, women’s history and art and psychology.
If you would like further information about Liz’s work, or are interested in purchasing, collaborating or exhibiting please get in touch.
B.A. (hons) Drawing and Painting. Glasgow School of Art, 1990-1994.
M.A. Painting. The University of Hull (Scarborough Campus) 2002-2004.
Certificate in Further and Adult Education: Portsmouth College, 1999.
1993: Student Exchange Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Autumn semester.
2004 : Second round of selection for the John Moores Painting Prize.
1998-2000: Artist in Residence. Taunton School, Somerset.
TEACHING IN FURTHER EDUCATION
2000-2002: Course Leader, Art and Design. Scarborough Sixth Form College.
2002-2008: Lecturer in Art & Design. Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough.
EXAMPLES OF RECENT PROJECTS AND WORKSHOPS
2017 – Big Friendly Read, children’s art workshops for Explore Libraries, York.
2017 – Abstract Painting, workshop for adults, part of York Open Studios Festival.
2016- Open Art, community arts project for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
2016 – Primary School Mural, external mural sited in Infants playground, York.
2016- Big Friendly Art, illustration workshop as part of the Summer Reading Challenge, Explore Libraries, York.