Lyz Gardner is a landscape Artist specialising in Oil Pastels.
After a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Lancaster Lyz travelled widely throughout the British Isles painting the places she visited. Lyz then completed a PGCE and embarked on a teaching career before settling down in East Anglia to focus exclusively on Landscape painting.
"Oil pastels offer me the freedom to be spontaneous - I prefer to work with my hands rather than with a brush. I enjoy building up many layers of the medium , creating texture, that is then etched into with a palette knife or pencil. This process and technique is what defines my work.
I am interested in how our response to landscape is emotional often incorporating our own memories of special places. I hope my attempts to capture landscapes resonate in some way with the viewer"