Liz Charsley-Jory

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Liz Charsley-Jory

Painting, Drawing


Artist statement:

My drawings reflect a need to escape the hectic pace of city life and to make time for contemplation of the natural world. My larger compositions are devoid of intrusive figures, offering a quiet space for solitary escape, detachment from the mundane world, and suspension from the passage of time. The growth of my practice has been fertilised by wanderings through London parks and annual summer forages on Canadian coasts, harvesting visual material for making drawings during dormant grey winters. My interest in the landscape genre shifts, much as I shift between media, from sweeping vistas to close-up, close to the ground and larger-than-life views. I work in charcoal, oil pastel and ink on paper, I make cyanotype prints of the plants discovered on my ventures, and lately I have started experimenting with watercolour. My current fascination with plants and botanical art has led me to researching the work and lives of historic female botanical artists, to whom I refer in my Manufactured Meadows.

Twitter: @LizCharsleyJory
Commissions: Yes