I studied Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art (1990-1994) with a semester spent at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Later I studied for a postgraduate degree in Fine Art Painting at the University of Hull (2002-2004).
I worked as an artist-in-residence for two years and have been shortlisted for stage 2 of the John Moores Painting Prize twice (2004 and 2018). I have exhibited nationally, including London, and have taken part in Open Studio events. I now also show my work online via my website and Instagram (@lizfosterart).
During my career I spent almost 8 years teaching Fine Art and Design in colleges. I now teach part-time on Adult Education courses, community arts projects and private workshops. I am currently leading an interior design project to re-design a community space.
I currently paint from my home studio where my focus is on process-led painting, mixed-media and mono-print.
I’m a visual artist, focusing on process-led painting and mixed-media. My work explores colour, gestural mark-making and ideas around abstraction and representation.
Working across media and genres, I develop my ideas through textiles, graphics and fine-art- enjoying being able to move between media and not be bound by any particular one. I play 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, as such I work across several pieces at once. Some work is completed quickly, others may be worked on over several months. I see the world around me as shapes and colours, offering endless visual possibilities.
If you would like further information about my work, are interested in purchasing, collaborating or exhibiting then please get in touch.