About Lizzy Forrester
I am an artist working between my family home in Ormskirk, Lancashire, and my ‘artist retreat ‘studio’ in the Balearics, Spain. I also always travel with my paints, and often paint plein air.
Teaching is also important and gives me great joy, ( mainly in my home in the Balearics, but also in Lancashire, for groups, and online via YouTube & soon on my blog.)
I work in many mediums, oils probably being my favourite, and nature provides me with a never-ending source of inspiration, though I also produce a lot of spiritually inspired work.
For me as an artist it is really all about transmitting to the canvas, board or paper the emotion, that vibration in the heart that is life itself.. Light is what it's all about, which represents 'love' itself, or trying to capture a special light, portraying morning or eveing light - the bewitching times, are my prefered times of the day. The seasons, and time of the day string along and create 'series' of works.
Probably what is the most recurring feature in my work is a deep rooted spirituality.
A Wedding gift, (an oil painting of ‘The Wedding Reception’ as a gift for the new 'Mum in law'). Another ‘A special place’ for a couple who recently got married (for this they sent me a photo of I believe where the hubby proposed! ) Another, a Spiritual Healing Portrait, with my impression of the sitter's Aura, when I work like this it is oftern for heaing.
Artist’s statement :-
When I paint I find complete peace: that is what I hope reaches out to others. I paint from my heart, allowing my spirituality to guide me, not really ‘seeing’, or using my mind to interpret or analyse, but rather sensing or perceiving the ‘unseen’ in nature. For me, it is a meditation through which I try to make visible the beauty in the perfection of life that I sense everywhere in the underlying energies that surround us all.
Through whatever is happening inside myself or on the canvas, to be able to communicate creatively is a wonderful gift for which I am most grateful and humbled – so I try to do good with it.
Represented by Agora Gallery, Chelsea New York City. 530 West 25th street.
By Art 1000, Art Canton, Guangzhou China.
By Asia Contemporary Art in Hong Kong
By GPDeva /XPower Gallery in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Taiwan.
UPCOMING & RECENT EXHIBITIONS :-
2018 : - MAY > JAPAN & NEW YORK
SEPT> BEIJING, HONG KONG, CANTON / GUANGZHOU.
THESE ARE APPROX DATES all "TBC".
2017 : - BEIJING, ART CANTON, SHANGHAI, > SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER
DUBAI (SELECTED ARTIST FOR GLOBAL ART AWARDS) NOVEMBER
NEW YORK, AGORA GALLERY.
0512/ 2016 SHENZHEN INTL ART EXPO CHINA
23/09/2016 ART CANTON, Pazhou Expo Centre CHINA
01/09/2016 BEIJING BIAE, Beijing Intl Expo Centre CHINA
31/08/2016 ART CHINA, Beijing Agricultural Hall CHINA
09/05/2016 AIX EN PROVENCE - ART EXPO FRANCE
2015 (took a break!)
02/12/2015 SPECTRUM MIAMI, ART EXPO, FLORIDA USA
12/07/2015 SKY 'WILD CARD' ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT STOWE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE UK
19/05/2015 ROMA PIAZZA DI POPOLO, GALERIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
“PREMIO IMPERIALE, ROMA” ARTISTIC MERIT ITALY
12/12/2014 BARCELONA, LA CASA BATLL� Barcelona SPAIN
18/09/2014 ART CANTON ART EXHIBITION, CANTON CHINA
06/09/2014 BEIJING 19TH INTL ART EXPO BEIJING CHINA
23/05/2014 GUANGZHOU PRIVATE COLLECTORS FAIR CHINA
15/05/2014 HONK KONG, ASIA INTL ART FAIR HONG KONG
07/02/2014 Oxford Art Fair, England UK
18/12/2013 CHANGSHA INTL ART FAIR CHINA
12/12/2013 GUANGZHOU INTL ART FAIR CHINA
05/12/2013 MIAMI Red Dot, MIAMI USA
12/09/2013 16TH BEIJING INTL ART FAIR CHINA
27/08/2013 GOLF IBIZA, RSTE. SOLO EXPO IBIZA SPAIN
31/05/2013 Collective EXPO IBIZA, BALEARIC ISLES SPAIN
09/05/2013 3RD. GUANGZHOU ART FAIR, GUANZHOU CHINA
01/05/2013 PARIS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR FRANCE
10/01/2013 I BIENNALE PALERMO, SICILIA ITALIA
10/12/2012 COLLECTIVE EXPO, Royal Opera Arcade, LONDON, UK
13/12/2013 SHENZHEN INTL ART FAIR, GUANGDONG CHINA
08/12/2012 14th INTL ART FAIR GZ CHINA CHINA
08/11/2012 AGORA GALLERY EXPO; NEW YORK CITY, NYC USA
01/11/2012 GPDEVA GALLERY - SOHO, NEW YORK NYC USA
12/10/2012 ART CANTON, GUANGZHOU CHINA
11/08/2012 15TH BEIJING INTL ART EXPO CHINA
21/07/2012 INTL EXPO ‘ARTOUR’ FERRARA , ITALY
21/03/2012 ART REVOLUTION TAIPEI INTL EXPO TAIWAN
I consider myself so very fortunate, very lucky since my works are recognised abroad in many different countries and I am able to make a living from painting.