Lyz Gardner, landscape artist and painter, has contemporary artworks available online and in our gallery at Wychwood Art. Lyz Gardner states: our response to landscape is often emotional – there are places we yearn for when we are happy or sad. Places where we feel at peace. We often day dream about returning to our special places. When Lyz was a child, she valued very highly the time she spent outside. Favourite places (mountains, woods, or coast) she considered sanctuary. After a degree in Visual Art, Lyz Gardner 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 where she now divides her time between her educational work, studio practice and being in the landscape. Now Lyz has the chance to paint moments in landscape, the light on water, the movement of a breeze amongst the grasses or dappled shapes on a path. Lyz usually has an idea in mind before she starts of what she would like to create but very often as the work develops the landscape changes. Lyz Gardner allows these intuitive changes to take hold and lead her to a different view. Often the process and techniques that she uses creates a different focus too which can become important in its own right. Lyz enjoys this creative journey as much as the destination. With oil pastels she has the freedom to be spontaneous - she prefers to work directly with her hands rather than with a brush. Lyz enjoys building up many layers of the medium, creating texture, which is then added to, etched into or removed with a palette knife. Lyz starts with light colours and gradually introduce darker layers and then as she removes the outer layers the lighter base is revealed. So in this sense Lyz Gardner work back to the light. This process and technique is what defines my work. For further information on Lyz Gardner's artworks please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07799 535 765.
Artworks from Lyz Gardner
Morning Light by Lyz Gardner
To Go There Again by Lyz Gardner