Liz Williams

Liz Williams

MARVAO, Alentejo, Portugal

About Liz Williams

I was born in Africa and spent my childhood on the eastern Cape coast in the southern-most tip of Africa, but now I live in a remote area of the North Alentejo area of Portugal, close to the Spanish border and the province of Caçeres, Extremadura, Spain. I have participated in group exhibitions in Portugal and have had solo shows too
I have always loved oil paints, their tactile qualities, and bold brushtrokes, artists like Matisse, and also Hockney, esp. the Expressionistic interiors that he painted in California, in the 1990's , also the portraits of his dachshunds.I also admire young artists like Elizabeth Peyton and Cecily Brown.
I find subject-matter a dilemma sometimes and the debate over style v content, then I think, what the hell, style IS content, and the paint is the subject.

Education

Diploma Fine Art, Durban, South Africa

Exhibitions

Galeria Alegria, Algarve, Portugal, 2012-

Galeria Corte Real, Portugal, 2009

Lua Azul Gallery, Algarve, Portugal

Museo de Traje, Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal, 2001

Griffin Art Gallery, Algarve, Portugal, 1995

Camara Municipal de Loule, Portugal, 1994