Liz studied drawing and painting under Sir Robin Philipson and David Michie, graduating from Edinburgh College of Art 1971.
1983 – 2003 Lectured drawing and painting further education. Internal SQA verifier for fine art. Curriculum development included writing entire HND Environmental Art & developing all drawing and painting elements of this. Validated by SQA, panel chaired by David Harding, Head of Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. Latterly Member of Advisory Panel, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
2007 – 2010 Elected President of Paisley Art Institute. Elected member of council Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts since 2010.
2007, 2009 Assessor, Scottish Drawing Competition.
2010, 2011 Assessor Aspect Prize.
1993 Elected artist member Paisley Art Institute; professional member Visual Arts Scotland 1994; artist member Glasgow Art Club 2002.
(Gap in exhibiting due to painting less while bringing up children.)
Exhibitions in solo and group shows throughout Britain.
The Aspect Prize 2003
The Bessie Scott Award
Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute “PAI”
The University of the West of Scotland Painting Award
The Blythswood Square Quaich
The Arnold Clark Painting Award
Concept Gallery Fine Art Award.
Selected Exhibitions by invitation:
“Locations Empirical” St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow 2000 (one person)
House of Scientists, St Petersburg, Russia 2003
DACS 20th Anniversary Exhibition curated by Peter Blake, The Mall Galleries, London 2004
“The River Runs Through It” Kelvingrove Art Galleries 2010
Major retrospective “Singular” Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr 2012 (one person)
“ Locations Empirical II” Queen’s Cross Mackintosh Church Glasgow, 2013.(one person)
“Emphatic Interpretations” collaboration with musician in MacGyver, Westermarkt, Amsterdam, January – March 2015
Work held in corporate, public and private collections UK, Europe, Australia and USA..
Painting “Retrospection” selected as book cover for work published by Bloodaxe Books January 2007
Lecture and masterclass invitations include Sutherland, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Paisley Museum, East Renfrewshire Council, Friends RSA Edinburgh, GSWA, Friends Maclaurin Galleries Ayr, Troon Art Club, Bearsden Art Club and Na Caragol School in Arta, Baleares.
The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945 by David Buckman
Who’s Who in Scotland
Who’s Who in Art
Who’s Who of Women
Dictionary of International Biography