Liz Hill's work is beautifully rendered. Her expressive quality figures is what I want in my own work. She shows strong yet vulnerable female figures. I like the simple backgrounds and beautifully purposeful line qualities in her work. I bring in line quality through my screen printing, however the most recent works of mine I used line quality within the figure. Her works create a since of mystery and intrigue the viewer to ponder what the figure is thinking or trying to say in the composition. I am striving for that in my most recent works. I want to tell a story without it being so obvious giving the viewer something to talk and think about. She creates this beautiful since of space around the figure which I am working on. Realizing that I do not have to take up all the space on the canvas. Sometimes leaving space is just as important to the piece as what you fill the space up with. Her pieces seem to emerge out of the painted backgrounds instead of drawing the figure and then creating the background. This process is what I am playing with. Some of my figures started with the background and some of them started with the figure. When they are completed I will see which method is more effective for my work.
“I work in water media as it enables me to draw and paint quickly. My work is contemporary in feeling, and the addition of collage materials reflect our world today. I am not interested in copying the past.” - Liz