Liz Foster is a colour-led painter, her current work explores the possibilities of paint in particular the creation of colours and gestural mark-making. Her ideas shift between abstraction and representation. She works on several pieces at once, editing and reviewing her work over several months. She has exhibited nationally, and is currently based in York. She trained at the Glasgow School of Art.

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Artist Statement

I work across oils, water-based, and mixed-media and like to play between pure abstraction and a subtle reference to place or object. Paintings begin with intuitive marks and colour, and are developed over several months, if not years, with several paintings being worked on at a time. The final composition only comes to realisation in the later stages of the process.

I like to move between techniques and methods, avoiding repetition and predictability in my work. My work is not thematic- and is very much based on the studio process of being led by the materials themselves. I am constantly looking for new colour interactions and combinations in my work.



Glasgow School of Art, B.A. (hons) Drawing and Painting.  1990/94.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Student Exchange Scholarship, 1993

The University of Hull, M.A. Fine Art. 2000/04