LIZZIE BUTLER


Having first trained in figurative landscape oil painting and life drawing, Lizzie’s work now repurposes classical approaches to composition and tone, in her pursuit of abstraction.

Inspired by wild landscapes and urban life, she uses a range of media and techniques to capture the raw, tactile qualities of the scenes she observes. Through her painting, she tries to convey a sense of 'air' or 'place' found in a particular landscape.

She also loves the physicality of working with zinc and steel etching plates, finding that it borders on sculpture. This both informs and complements her painting. She is particularly inspired by Norman Ackroyd, who encourages artists to 'understand with hands & eyes'.