WELCOME and thank you for coming to look at my art.
You will find an eclectic mix of sculptures here, all by me, Liz Shewan. Each work has their own story and my aim is to 'Inspire Your Heart'.
'In my work I like to express a feeling of optimism. I believe that it is important to be surrounded by this energy - whatever you have in your home or offices infuses through your core being. Through the art you choose to be surrounded by helps you to feel happy and whole!' Liz Shewan.
Since I was a young child I have always felt that animals are sentient beings and have feelings and emotions like we, as humans, have. As with my paintings you will see that I portray them in a rather naive way often within the expression of family and relationships; and as if there are swirly magical trees and the breath of the wind moving in the skies behind them. As I travel around I gather inspiration from the countryside around me often expressing my experiences I have with the animals first hand. If feel their spirt and I like to express that in my work. I so love our beloved animal companions on this planet - who need to be cherished.
My sculptures are one off stoneware and earthenware pieces; either glazed or layered with patina's to give the effect of a cool to the touch finish. I love to work with my hands; making direct contact with the earth, as it were; and bringing my subject to life through the clay - expressing body language, body shapes and portraying their inner selves by the way they hold themselves and move within their skin.
Please click on the images on the left to see the sculptures in more detail.
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