Somerville, Liz

Bio


Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in textile design and spent sixteen years working as a designer in London, before moving to Dorset and becoming a full-time artist. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and exhibitions within the UK, including The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.

‘There’s always a story to the scene, the intention is for the viewer to enter and find it. This appeals to my deep-seated enjoyment of all the illustrated stories I read at as a child. I’m also drawn to the lie and flow of the land, unexpected colour, traces of past use (modern or ancient), texture and form: the melding of print and paint gives a fluid quality to the image, as opposed to the sometimes static nature of a conventional print.’

Education

  • 1988 BA Hons Textile Design, Winchester School of Art

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Blue Stones, version 2 (oil/linocut on paper)
Blue Stones, version 2 (oil/linocut on paper)

AOI5891745: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Powerhouse, 2010 (gouache/linocut)
Powerhouse, 2010 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900089: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Sea Encircled, 2009 (gouache/linocut)
Sea Encircled, 2009 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900090: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Tower Tree, 2011 (gouache/linocut)
Tower Tree, 2011 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900091: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Vale, 2014 (gouache/linocut)
Vale, 2014 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900092: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

George III Rides Away, 2008 (gouache/linocut)
George III Rides Away, 2008 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900093: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Through Dark Woods, 2015 (gouache/linocut)
Through Dark Woods, 2015 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900094: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

The Hills Between, 2008 (gouache/linocut)
The Hills Between, 2008 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900097: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

We Are Islands, 2014 (gouache/linocut)
We Are Islands, 2014 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900100: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Jagged Edge, 2016 (oil/linocut)
Jagged Edge, 2016 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900102: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

The Lake, 2009 (gouache/linocut)
The Lake, 2009 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900106: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Lyscombe, 2007 (gouache/linocut)
Lyscombe, 2007 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900109: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Old Harry and his Mother, 2012 (oil/linocut)
Old Harry and his Mother, 2012 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900111: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

On Sculpted Hill, 2017 (oil/linocut)
On Sculpted Hill, 2017 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900112: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Park Life, 2015 (oil/linocut)
Park Life, 2015 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900113: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

River Running Through It, 2018 (oil/lionocut)
River Running Through It, 2018 (oil/lionocut)

AOI5900114: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Pond Meadow Seven, 2018 (oil/linocut)
Pond Meadow Seven, 2018 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900115: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Corfe Castle, 2007 (gouache/linocut)
Corfe Castle, 2007 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900119: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Chapman's Pool, 2018 (oil/linocut)
Chapman's Pool, 2018 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900120: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Burning Cliffs, 2017 (oil/linocut)
Burning Cliffs, 2017 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900121: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

Almost A Distant Land, 2018 (gouache/linocut)
Almost A Distant Land, 2018 (gouache/linocut)

AOI5900123: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images

The Abbot's Bowl, 2016 (oil/linocut)
The Abbot's Bowl, 2016 (oil/linocut)

AOI5900124: © Liz Somerville / Bridgeman Images


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