Liz Myhill, RSW
My observational works span a wide range of subject matter, gathered through working directly fro life. The act of walking, watching and recording numerous facets, whether fleeting or through lengthy study, allow me to gain a connection and sense of place. Although often an end in themselves, these field works are also developed into paintings and printmaking. My roots are in the Scottish Hebrides,. Those island and other wild places of Scotland continue to fascinate and proved a wealth of inspiration. However, pursuit of creative development and a sense of adventure have led to a number of expeditions further afield.
Liz Myhill was born in Inverness and spent her childhood in a small crafting township on one of the northern peninsulas of the Isle of Skye. Now a noted Scottish contemporary painter, her work has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom but is particularly associated with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. She took an Honours degree in Illustration and Printmaking at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee but her idyllic upbringing on the Isle of Skye has ensured that she remains very much inspired by the landscape, seasons and community values which typify Scottish highland and island life. Liz Myhill now works in a variety of media including watercolour, mixed media and print. Residencies have afforded the possibility for concentrated periods of travel and making new works which continue to inform ongoing practice. Beginning close to home with a week-long residency on the Isle of Lewis in 2008, she has since worked in India, Cuba, Central America, South America and the USA, sometimes for periods of several months.
The Last Lonely Light
Collagraph 25 x 66 cm