About the Artist

Liz Balkwill graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1980. She has been working as a professional portrait painter for the past 20 years and is well known as a tutor and demonstrator.

Liz enjoys painting the figure: capturing gesture and using colour to evoke mood. She has also been gaining a steady reputation as a painter of still-life, receiving recognition particularly for her pastel work. She, like many artists, is interested in capturing the way that light and shadow transforms everyday objects from the mundane to the beautiful.

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London, March 2011
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London, April 2011
Armed Forces Art Society, Mall Galleries, London, July 2011
Royal Oil Painters Institute, Mall Galleries, London, December 2011
Edinburgh & Affordable Art Fairs, 2011