June 2015 – LIZ RUSS
I generally prefer creating landscapes,although I’ve been known to stray into nether regions of abstract art, as exhibited in my Cobalt show last year. In either style, I love to create visual interest with bold textural brush strokes and lively use of colour. I aim to show the beauty that exists in the nature and abundance that surrounds us and I often add a twist – a collaged leaf or mixed media cutouts that add humour or draw attention to controversy – such as the infrastructures and scars of human development and the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth. It seems like a good “conversation” to have.
You can see a variety of my art at www.lizruss.com, at Cobalt Gallery during the month of June, as well as at my new studio gallery at 2359 Queen Street East.
Reception Saturday June 6th, 2015