I enjoy painting the figure: capturing gesture and using colour to evoke mood. No matter what the subject my main aim is to capture the way that light and shadow transforms everyday objects from the mundane to the beautiful.
Liz Balkwill graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1980. She has been working as a professional portrait painter for the past 15 years and has been gaining a steady reputation for her still-life paintings in both oils and pastel.
Liz has painted a number of notable portrait commissions and has exhibited at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, ROI, SWA and the Pastel Society.
Institute of East Anglia Artists (Full member since 2014)
Guild of Norwich Painters (Full member since 2013)
Armed Forces Art Society (Full member since 2010)
The President's Prize, Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 2009
The SCS Prize for best small work, Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS), 2009
St Cuthberts Mill Award, AFAS, 2010
Highly commended SAA Artist of the Year, 2011
Herring Easel Prize, ROI, 2013
Unison Award, Pastel Society, 2013
Society Prize for Painting, AFAS, 2013
Pan Pastel Prize, Pastel Society 2015
Winsor & Newton award for non-member ROI 2015
Liz has written and contributed to features in the Artist’s and Illustrators Magazine