Communicating simply through the use of colour, shape and texture, Liza's paintings draw inspiration from her surroundings. Urban form and landscapes are distilled to convey their initial impact, presence or emotion.
'My works are driven by an impetus to 'switch off' and re-engage with our instinct - a quiet, inexplicable voice within us that communicates an emotion or feeling only art or music can evoke. In our fast-paced technological world, it seems ever more vital we don't render ourselves blind to that deep primal language, so often undervalued'.
Each piece will have a different meaning to the viewer, speaking to an individual in a unique way. 'I hope that my work is approachable and unintimidating, speaking honestly to its observer in that pure and simple way. Each work is not about how it makes you think, but essentially how it makes you feel'.
Many works are mixed media, using gesso, pumice and pigment powder. Some are multi-layered, using vintage papers, worn card, on distressed board or organic canvas. Contrasting textures are used to create tension between shapes - the fragility of the worn card set against pure pigment colour.
Liza Giles trained in fine art and printed textiles at Liverpool JM University. She began working as a textile designer, before pursuing an 18 year career as Art Director, working on interior photo shoots around the world.
Now, as a full time painter, those years of honing her style with an uncompromising eye for detail, to produce innovative and inspirational imagery is now being distilled into her paintings.
Liza works from her London based studio and her paintings are now in private collections worldwide including, USA, Japan, Russia, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Austrailia, Brazil and UK.
Solo exhibition Art house56 London April 2017
Dulwich Open studios London June 2017
Group show Bussey building London September 2017
Solo exhibition OFF CUTS Art house56 June 2018
BREEZE art fair Cornwall with Stoneman Gallery Sept 2018
MONOTONE solo exhibition Art house56 London March 2019
Solo exhibition 225 Westbourne gallery June 2019