Liz Foster is a visual artist, specialising in painting and mixed-media. She trained at the Glasgow School of Art (Drawing and Painting), and the University of Hull (Painting) and is known for her colour-led work with a playful use of imagery and media.

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.

TRAINING
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.

AWARDS
1993: Student Exchange Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Autumn semester.

RESIDENCIES
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 – Children’s Art workshops for the Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge -Explore Libraries.
2017 – ‘Abstract Painting’ adult workshop as part of York Open Studios Festival.
2016- ‘Open Art’. An open-access community art workshop in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
2016 – Primary School Mural – large external mural in Infants playground.
2016- ‘Big Friendly Art’ illustration workshop as part of the Summer Reading Challenge -Explore Libraries.

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