Liz Garnett

Liz Garnett

Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

About Liz Garnett

Born in 1966 in Hampshire (United Kingdom), Liz Garnett and has lived all over the UK as well as Australia and France and is now based outside London in rural Kent. She has been a commercial and art photographer for over 20 years.

Currently, Liz is focussing her creative photography on A Creative Pilgrimage. The project includes seven Kent artists who are walking along the Augustine Camino pilgrimage route from Rochester to Ramsgate in Kent, UK. The pilgrims have split the route into smaller walks to allow them time to photograph, sketch and observe the route in more detail. Initially they have been undertaking one to two walks a month. Their journey has been temporarily halted at Painters Forstal just outside Faversham. They will commence their walks in November 2020 after the exhibition of the first half of their journey.

Liz is becoming recognised for not only her artistic ability but also her technical knowledge of different films and processes and her ability to push the boundaries of photography. Colour and texture (in black and white) play an important role in her work and inspiration is drawn from architecture, shapes and patterns. Her work is concerned with strong graphic composition with the majority of her fine art images being abstract or semi-abstract. Recent themes have included beaches and the coast in both the UK and France as well as still life and some local landscapes.

Liz Garnett’s work has sold internationally and she has been featured in Kent Life, Professional Photographer and Aspect County magazines.

Liz has had various roles with Ashford Visual Artists including Chairman and Publicity Officer. She has also been Publicity Officer and Area Co-Ordinator of South East Open Studios. She is also a former co-host on the Girls do Coffee show on Expat Radio.

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BTEC National Diploma in Photography (1997-1999) from South Kent College and was awarded by college the KJP Prize for outstanding achievement - 1st Year 1997/1998.


A Creative Pilgrimage - The Journey So Far, Chartham Vineyard Gallery, Chartham, Kent 10, 17, 24, 31 October 2020 - 10.30 am to 5pm. Part of the Canterbury Festival.


Liz has exhibited throughout the South East of England and London as well as in Mainland Europe.
Solo Exhibitions:

2017 - Scene Locally - Kent
2017 - Flowers - Kent
2014 - La Mer - Kent
2011 - Flowers - Photography Spaning 8 years - Sevenoaks, Kent
2007 - Flowers - Hythe, Kent
2005 - Flowers - Wye, Ashford, Kent
2003 - Liz Garnett - Ashford, Kent
1999 - Persistence of Vision - Hythe, Kent
1998 - Up Close in Kent - Charing, Ashford, Kent

Mainland Europe Exhibitions:

2004 - Alice - Brugges, Belgium
2001 - Passing Tales - Citaldo, Italy

London Exhibitions:
2008 - Open Art Exhibition - Southwark, London
2005 - With A Twist, Hackney Summer Salon - London
2004 - Love In Art - Cork Street, London
2004 - Alternative Painting Show - Greenwich, London
1994 - 50 Women Artists - London

Kent and South East England Exhibitions (selected)
2006 - 2016 South East Open Studios (annual)
2006 - By Hand - Ashford, Kent
2006 - AVA Journey - Ashford and Whitstable, Kent
2006 - First Class Post - Folkestone, Kent
2005 - AVA Autonomy - Whitstable, Kent
2005 - The Beach II - Sevenoaks, Kent2005 - Colours by Salon 67 - Stowting, Kent
2004 - Salon 67 The Beach - Margate and Ramsgate, Kent
2004 - Alice - Ashford and Ramsgate, Kent
2003 - The Beach - Asford, Kent
2003 - Abstract Exhibition - Ashford, Kent
2002 - AVA Mission Exhibition - Ashford, Kent
2002 - Passing Tales - Herne Bay, Kent
2001 - Living Space - Folkestone, Kent
2001 - The Unconscious Coast - Herne Bay, Kent
2001 - Body Abstract - Folkestone, Kent
2001 - Linking Kent - Ashford, Kent
2000 - Red, Sandwich - Kent
2000 - Passing Tales - Canterbury, Kent
2000 - Gateway to the Millennium - Ashford, Kent
2000 - Postcards from Kent - Sandwich, Kent
2000 - Something Fishy - Herne Bay, Kent
2000 - IPSE Exhibition - Horsham, Sussex
1998 - Edge to Edge - Ashford, Kent