Using oil and pastel Lizzie Farey has returned to her love of painting after many years of working with willow. Last summer she travelled to Ullapool to attend a painting seminar which rekindled her fascination with colour and landscape.
Not having picked up her paints since attending art school in the 1980’s she has since continued to paint and sketch the local landscape as well as the Island of Coll in the Inner Hebrides where she recently went on holiday.
Her unique, intuitive responses to the natural world are captured in energetic brush marks and vibrant streaks of colour. Influences of abstraction have an effect as she tries to capture the elemental wildness of some remote areas of Scotland.
Well known to the area, Lizzie’s dedication to art as a means of expression has been inherent for over 25 years. The Whitehouse Gallery is the first gallery to show any of her paintings.
Farey’s willow work is represented in public and private collections including the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh City Art Centre and Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. She has received many awards and exhibits her work both nationally and internationally including recently Chicago, Geneva and Berlin.
In 2011 she was guest artist at the Cheongju International Biennale in South Korea. Her work also travels to Connecticut U.S.A. where she exhibits regularly with Browngrotta Arts.