Moray Gallery

Drawn In

6 January - 1 February 2018

Pastels & Paintings by Liz Abbott

I live beside Blueskin Bay, amongst hills and valleys, surrounded by sea and sky. This is my home and my work is fed by my physical surroundings. My practice is further enhanced by the ‘crib’ I live in – it frames both my view and my making. As a ‘state of mind’ the crib or bach is reflected in my work – from the variety of surfaces and media that I use to the spontaneous and organic approach I adopt.

My most recent work comprises a collection of richly coloured pastels drawn ‘en plein air’ as well as a flock of miniature “block” paintings made in the studio over the course of the past year. This exhibition has been drawn from both the domestic and physical landscapes that surround me to form an on-going visual diary.

Accompanying the drawings are selected panoramic landscapes from my solo exhibition Fanny & Me at the Hocken Library in 2006 which I made in response to the work of nineteenth century painter Fanny Brunton.