LIZ TOBIN - England

Contacts:  Web sitie

Pueblo with cat
Clarke road
Park beach
Still life

About her Art

I have been living and painting the Pembrokeshire scenery, both land and coast, for many years and finally retired here seven years ago. I take my inspiration from the world around me and am particularly fond of urban scenes as I feel their hidden beauty is overlooked by the stunning scenery further afield. I like to think that an artist’s role is to make people aware of this beauty which they might overlook as they go about their hum drum lives.  

I was completely self-taught until I enrolled on an art course for three years and then I moved on to doing an Access course at Carmarthen College of Art. As this happened during a lockdown, I was constricted to the surroundings of Tenby, where I live, and anything within a five-mile radius, hence numerous paintings of Manorbier and Tenby. I also embraced digital art and am now producing digital prints both original and limited editions. There is a wide selection on my website but I do commissions if you can’t find what you are looking for there.

 I lived in Spain, Granada and Italy, Milan for a total of twenty years working as an English teacher and my work has a vibrancy to it which I attribute to my exposure to the light there and the bright colours of the environment and was pleased to find the digital palette allows me to create even more vibrant works. These are printed either on card, canvas or aluminium, which, by the way is one of the most environmentally friendly metals owing to its ease of recycling.

 I have had several exhibitions , including VC Gallery in Haverford West, Oriel y Parc in St David’s, Stackpole walled gardens, Queen Street gallery, Neath and am a constant contributor to Oriel Q Narberth members shows, where I volunteer and am on the committee.