I am Liz Hine a local Artist.I have a degree in visual Arts/Drama and I work in my home studio in Chalk-well. Recently I branched out to do some plein air painting and I really enjoy the adrenaline and spontaneity of painting views outside
The main focus of my work is landscapes and portraits in oils. As I am lucky enough to live by the estuary I have created this latest series of oil paintings depicting Chalk-well beach , Leigh on Sea and Two tree island.The beach views are ever changing and I love the big skies and the sunsets.
I have been painting and drawing for most of my life with breaks when living got in the way. I completed a Batchelor of Arts degree in the 80s and during that time I started painting in oils . Oils are my favourite medium as I am very interested in colour and texture and I find I can achieve my best work using this medium. Some years ago I met up with some friends from foundation college and we decided to mount an exhibition in old leigh .ART,ART,ART was born and last year we presented our eighth exhibition. For quite a few years i have been painting the estuary as I find it a constant inspiration. However a couple of years ago I started painting gardens and plants and I completed a series of garden paintings . I have recently started sketching and experimenting with pen and ink . I think it is very easy to stick in your comfort zone and as an artist I am constantly learning and trying to push myself into new areas.