Every person has a uniquely individual way of seeing the world. An intimately personal way of perceiving and constructing reality. Making great art is about exploring the expression of this intimacy, a discovery of your distinctive you-ness. It has nothing to do with learning how art should be done. It is vulnerable. It is about finding your unique signature that expresses the quiet conversation between you and the world.
Drawings by Nature – Winner 2013 Ocean Shores Art Expo. The judges commented, “We were struck by the power and simplicity of Liz Barker’s piece and the luminosity and eloquence of empty space. The very delicate process is beautifully translated into a highly sophisticated finished piece”
Title: storm Series: belongil creek Medium: creek print and acrylic on canvas Size: 3 panels – 600cm h x 400cm w Date: 2012 I had my new canvas’ prepared for a good few months before the scum began to reappear on the creek edges again. I decided it must be seasonal, as well as wet weather dependent, and the day it appeared was cause for celebration. This stormy day, the thick dark twiggy sections in the scum were beautiful, […]
Title: downpour Series: belongil creek Medium: creek print on canvas Size: 3 panels – 600cm h x 400cm w Date: 2012 I captured this print just moments before a huge tropical downpour. Notice the scum slipped off a little when i lifted each panel out of the water, creating this melting effect. When the three panels are displayed together it creates a beautiful mountain peak landscape.
Title: the end of the beginning Series: belongil beach Medium: acrylic on canvas Size: 1800cm h x 1200cm w Date: 2012 The colours that emerged in this series are drawn from my environment here in Belongil. There are tones of sand, clay, earth, fire, sunsets, ocean scapes, stormy days and sunny skies.
Title: timelapse Series: blobo Medium: acrylic on canvas Size: 1800cm h x 1200cm w Date: 2012 Like the other six in this series, this work began with a big blob of pink ochre house paint poured onto the stretched canvas. I followed the paint with one or two big splashes of water, and then i watched the effects of its drying. The next stage of the process is built up with acrylics and transparent mediums. I describe the process […]
Title: my brain, my heart, my sun Series: blobo Medium: acrylic on canvas Size: 1800cm h x 1200cm w Date: 2012 The blobo series are inspired by the creek and beach near my house in belongil. I have six large canvas’ on the go. These works are a process of subtle and delicate layering of colours and textures, combined with the occasional storm of pigment which leaves it’s dramatic effect. The works start off with very random mark making. A […]
Title: flowering Series: blobo Medium: acrylic on canvas Size: 1800cm h x 1200cm w Date: 2012 up at the river mouth, changes are experienced twice daily. one layer of beautiful truth can be layered subtly on top of the last with a gentle outgoing tide. or a wild wind may see the last natural design be covered up completely with something equally as beautiful. layer upon layer it is built up and stripped back. The waters flow to and […]