Elizabeth Morris - painting - printmaking
Liz enjoys islands, and most of the ideas for her etchings stem from two island environments: Mersea Island where she has her studio, and a much smaller island in West Cork where for years she has spent part of the summer.
Rocks and fierce seas in one island, huge skies and horizontal lines in the other, but in both textures of mud or stones, geese, gulls, bird tracks, boat outlines, shells, pebbles, fish and ever changing light. These elements feature in her etchings, and latterly she has used poems and biblical stories as ‘starting off points’ to construct a picture.
Her work starts with sketches from life .These are then used for a design which is drawn on the prepared copper plate & ‘bitten’ in acid. Various techniques, including aquatint, add texture to the image. Proofs of each stage are taken, and when all is satisfactory the edition is printed.
She has exhibited widely, both locally & further afield. Several times at the Royal Academy, at ‘Originals’ in the Mall galleries & at the Eastern Open in Kings Lynn. Several galleries in East Anglia stock her prints, and she opens her own studio for two weekends in the autumn.