'I wanted to thank you enourmously for the painting you did describing my poem, basically.... I love it - and have loved it since the first moment. I think the colours, the way the orange tree acts as a kind of pivot, the movement of the mountain falling away are brilliant.....it really clicks with my notion of the poem' IAAB
“I am the very happy owner of at least 6 "Shewans" bought over a number of years starting some 12 years ago. They all still give immense pleasure to the whole familiy. It is of note that they are the only artwork that survived my getting married and I have even been allowed to add to the collection since that happy day. I cannot recommend her work highly enough.” A London Collector.
'I discovered Liz Shewan's wonderful art work about three years ago. A truly inspirational, emotive and highly talented artist. I am now the proud owner of two originals and several prints. Her paintings are full of spirituality, each day they seem to bring forth another facet, her use of colour and texture only heightens the fluidity of meaning given to the observer. Deep, powerful, visionary, inspiring and stirring. As an avid collector of fine art it is rare to find a painter who is able to give the onlooker answers to questions just by looking at their art. One of my favourite genres is sculpture and I hope to purchase one of her delightful pieces later this year - Liz captures character, especially the whimsical in animals, so brilliantly - her work brings out the very soul of her muse.’ A collector from Dorset.
'I was lucky enough to be able to purchase the Spirit People from the Art for Life Auction at the Mall Galleries in London last winter. It is possibly one of the most beautiful and inspiring pieces of art I have come across. As I have constantly been on the move since then I have barely had time to sit and look at it properly until now. It is so absorbing, I find myself gazing at it endlessly - it must have been very hard for you to part from it! Thank you.' R Ker, London.
Dear Liz, I wanted to take the time to write for the absolutely superb bust that you sculpted of 'Max'. There are no better words to express what my heart feels than the two simple words, 'THANK YOU'. Photographs are a great reminder of the past and will be viewed with great fondness. However, the three dimensional figure that you spent so much time on and the sheer professionalism and personal touch on your part that you invested on the project brings the bust to life like no photograph can. You will be pleased to know that 'Max' sits in pride of place overlooking the fields that he loved to run around. Thank you once again for all the effort and time you spent 'carving out' a very realistic 'Max'. Please do not hesitate to forward my name for any recommendation that you may require on future sculptures. Yours sincerely, FWJ Smith, Somerset.
'I am so moved by the head that you have done of Spirit. It somehow brings him back to life; I so love having him around me again. He is up in our bedroom and it helps me to feel connected to him every day. We had such a special bond, and somehow this seems to keep that bond alive in a very special way. Thank you Liz, you have captured him perfectly.' ST, Devon.
'The painting you have done of my daughter competing at Pontispool is so wonderful. You have captured the moment so well, and it is so simple. I know that we will treasure it forever and it will be hung in pride of place. Thank you.' SB, Somerset.
'What can I say - you have captured his 'cheeky little monkey' character so well. We love it!' SS, Devon.
'I so love the portrait that you have of recently painted of my cat Mimi, who has now sadly passed away. You have caught her so well. It is just how I remember her looking at me and it makes me feel as if she is still with me. Beautiful. Thank you.' DDS, Hampshire.
'Liz did our family portrait. It takes pride of place on the living room wall. Not only does she work with colours that suit you and fit your home, she also worked with our energy extremely well and takes note of the smaller details. Her work evolves and every day we can see more depth in our painting. It's wonderful and we love it!' J&J, Somerset.
‘Lovely Show, refreshingly different’ JW, Dorset
‘Very intriguing and mysterious. I love the fantastic textures’ VR, Torquay
‘Truly amazing! Beautiful, colourful and imaginative work’ PT, Dartington
‘So thought provoking, really exciting show’ BM, Devon
‘Beautiful texture and colours – a lot of depth to them’ CB, Isle of Wight.
‘Soul Food ☼’ DM, Totnes