Lizzie is a Londoner by birth though growing up near Epping Forest gave her an enduring love of the natural world.
Childhood visits to the National Gallery awakened a passion for painting and visiting Audley End at the age of five began a lifelong interest in Elizabethan Portraiture.
A hopeless student at Art School, Lizzie preferred to develop her own style by going back to study the paintings she had loved as a child.
She joined London’s Portal Gallery in 1976, exhibiting with them in Chicago, New York and Paris and continuously in London ever since. Portal introduced Lizzie to The Red Dot Gallery, close to her home in Norfolk, in 2011. In turn this led to fascinating project ‘In Search of The Golden Caroline’ – working with The National Trust in association with Red Dot, Lizzie was invited to create a series of paintings to celebrate an aspect of Blickling Hall’s history. Lizzie explored, through her paintings, Lady Caroline Suffield and in doing so ‘brought to life’ an 1800’s chapter.
Whilst the majority of the ‘Golden Caroline’ paintings were portraits, Lizzie is equally inspired by still life and various aspects of the natural world – never be surprised to see an elephant on a ball, a waitress running with a deer or even a pug with her very own palace – the imagination of this artist seems boundless!
The Red Dot Gallery is located in the Georgian Market Town of Holt in North Norfolk. The town is brimming with stylish independent shops, galleries and good food! Red Dot features an ever changing mix of original paintings and sculpture along with limited editions. In addition the gallery stocks decorative and eclectic wares for gift and the home.