Liz Douglas



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moth drawing - mixed media on canvas

pool from within - mixed media on canvas - 1m x 1m

Northern Edges - mixed media on canvas 1.5m x 1.5m

Blue pools fugue 2 - mixed media on canvas - 30cm x 30cm

mire pools and pockets - mixed media on japanese paper - 900mm x 900mm


Liz Douglas’ practice involves researching material from specific landscapes at both macro and micro level in order to make paintings, drawings and print.

Contemporary practices in both drawing and painting, in relation to traditional methods are used to make work that challenges her visual perception of landscape. She paints often on a large scale, layering paint to create surface texture, colour and structure. Her recent work paper works dialogue the handmade with the machine made.

She is particularly interested in the relationship between the natural world and the human world. The objects that emerge from her research material are used to develop new forms.


Liz Douglas has a studio at WASPS Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders. She graduated with an MFA in painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993.
She exhibits in the UK and internationally and has won scholarships, awards, and residencies since leaving College to help develop her practice. She exhibits in solo shows and collaborations; and is a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists. She is currently involved in a research project part-funded by Creative Scotland to experiment and investigate an everyday historical object, using materials and methods to develop her artistic practice in the making of new three-dimensional work.