"Painting is a visual experience concerned with clarifying thought and to awaken in us the simplicity and unity of an impression."
Liza's area of focus is landscape painting. Her plein-air oil sketches are further developed in the studio. The
observational skills needed when working outdoors and the more scrutinizing practice of studio work, leeds to the synthesis of the known facts found in reality to the hidden. The shapes, tones and colours found in nature is the language she uses
throughout her work.
2001 Apprenticeship with oil painter Paul Chizik. Vancouver, BC.
2001 The Vancouver Academy of Art. Part time studies in oil painting.
1999 ECIAD. Degree in fine arts. Vancouver.
1994 New Leaf Editions. Apprenticeship as Intaglio Printer. Vancouver.
1993-1996 Prior Editions. Apprenticeship as Master Printer. Vancouver
1992-1995 Malaspina Printmakers Society. Self directed studies. Vancouver.
1992 UNISA (University of South Africa) Part time studies.
1989-1990 The Kruin Art High School. Johannesburg, South Africa.
1994 Tuition Scholarship. ECIAD. Vancouver. |
1995 Student Printmaker Scholarship Award. Malaspina Printmakers Society. Vancouver.
2002-2003 Mentor for Kerisdale Art Club. Kerrisdale Community Centre. |
2002-2003 Private and Group Instructor. Subjects include: Old Masters Techniques, Still Life, Portraiture and Plein-air