The Cowley Gallery  2-4 London Street  Derry/ L'Derry  BT48 6PW   Tel- 02871 360046   


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Liz Bolloten

" I have been influenced by pattern, and particularly by the play of light within the natural world.
I like to explore negative spaces in their own right, as an unseen landscape. 
    Watching the progression of man- made structures crumbling, and the encroachment of the earth/ plant realm upon them continually animates me.
After living for many years in North Wales and now Donegal, I have become absorbed by dry stone walls and what I would call the ‘hidden landscapes’ sequestered within them.
    My pictures are often viewed through barbed wire/old windows and broken walls that enhance the perception of looking out into an unencompassed vista of wild impelling wilderness. When I come across, for example, light, lingering on an abandoned old building or remnant of such, I have a desire to communicate something of the process of disintegration and the beauty of decline.
    I find the medium of watercolour most suited to my approach; almost always bending the rules in order to find ways of expressing texture and form.
I am self taught; having attended various courses with the renowned Welsh artist Maurice Greenwood RCA in the early 1990’s.
    Thereafter, I ran an art group for school students, and alongside my own developing work, I obtained many commissions from both private sources and Conwy County Borough Council in Wales"

Cat in the poppy meadow
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