SUSAN HUTCHISON AND LIZ MYHILL RSW

6 February - 1 March 2022

LIZ MYHILL RSW

Liz Myhill RSW is a Scottish artist whose observational works span a wide range of
subject matter, gathered through working directly from life. The act of walking,
watching and recording numerous facets, whether fleeting or through lengthy study,
allow her to gain a connection and sense of place. Although often an end in
themselves, these field works are also developed into paintings and printmaking.

“There is something about the immediacy of working outdoors that I find irresistible,
the urgency to capture fleeting effects of light and weather or observing the wildlife
that inhabits these places. Working in the field is almost a moving meditation of total
absorption and becoming in tune with my surroundings. Many of my favourite
locations are those I return to time and time again, finding that they continue to
reveal new aspects of their character and becoming known to me like old friends”.

A deep-rooted connection to her native Isle of Skye has profoundly affected her life
and work. The islands and other wild places of Scotland continue to fascinate and
provide a wealth of inspiration. However, pursuit of creative development and a
sense of adventure have led to a number of expeditions further afield. Residencies
have afforded the possibility for concentrated periods of travel and making new
works which continue to inform ongoing practice. Beginning close to home with a
week-long residency on the Isle of Lewis in 2008, she has since worked in India,
Cuba, Central America, South America and the USA, sometimes for periods of
several months.

Liz exhibits her work throughout the UK, regularly showing with societies such as the
Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and
Society of Wildlife Artists. She has received a number of awards including most
recently in 2021 the Birdwatch and Swarovski Optik Artist of the Year at The Natural
Eye exhibition in London. In 2017 she was elected as a professional member of the
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

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