Royal Academy Schools graduate Liz Hough 's work is inspired by the idea of place. Collage, painted papers, acrylics and oils feature in her strongly composed, skilfully fragmented landscape works, each rendered in a palette of perfectly balanced bold and low key colours. This work responds directly to the ancient landscape of West Penwith, highlighting forms and repeated patterns held within Cornwall's wild coastline, moorlands and fields.
Liz was born in 1966. She studied Fine Art at Manchester University and went onto complete Post Graduate studies in Painting at The Royal Academy Schools, London. Awards, Scholarships and Commissions include the Daler Rowney Prize at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Lanseer Scholarship, the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship and the Creswick Prize for Landscape Painting in Oils. Her works are held in numerous collections including The Bank of China Collection and the TSB Collection.
Making work in the Modern British Tradition, I take inspiration from landscape around my home in West Penwith and time spent living and studying in rural Italy. Working in acrylics, oils, collage and painted papers I take simple shapes, abstracted from nature, and arrange them into strong compositions. Interpreting ideas of place, in this way, I capture the essence of these rugged, rural spaces.