Liz Slater: Undergrowth
Featuring recent paintings by Clarence Valley based artist Liz Slater.
Undergrowth is an exhibition of recent painting by Clarence Valley based artist Liz Slater. Liz finds solace in the natural beauty of the landscape that surrounds your home and within the Clarence Valley. She submerged herself in nature to find peace and hope in the Undergrowth.
The sense of gentleness in its detail and strength and in its survival inspires her art practice. Her paintings respond to the light and shadow of the forest to create a metaphor for the lows and highs of living with disability. Liz’s arts practice is personal journey that overcomes struggles finding pathways to restful spaces, and constant movement in living things.
“The inspiration to create has led me in search of a beauty that exists primarily in my every day experience be it the broader location of the Lower Clarence or the immediacy of my surrounds at home. I am interested in experiencing a peace that survives in natures being, the looking at constant seasonal change and situations of growth stimulate a hope.
I see a regular glimmer of this, its survival motivates me.This experience allows me to better understand my personal journeys, to overcome struggles and to search for pathways hidden in the undergrowth. My home is amongst bushland and its fractured light is protruding throughout the day. To capture this in my inaugural exhibition and share with my community is very humbling.”
Liz has numerous awards including the Bentley Acquisition Award, the Jacaranda Portrait Prize plus the Jacaranda Acquisition prize on two occasions. As well as learning painting Liz has achieved great success in drawing. She has won the Drawing prizes at Bentley, Jacaranda and Go Art Exhibitions in recent years.
Image credit: Liz Slater - Mossy Outlook