Liz Mandeville is a largely self taught artist who paints boldly colored, highly energized canvasses using acrylic paint. Since 2012, she also manipulates images using computer technology. She takes her inspiration from her environment. Scenes on Liz’s canvases are captured from blues clubs, bistros & barrooms around the world. They are wrestled from the landscapes flying by the van windows as she travels, hastily sketching the scenery on the back of her map-quest pages, re-interpreting them on canvas.
The work on display here represent over two decades of Liz’s artistic journey. Her destination, visual self expression, her road map largely written by the Dutch, Italian & French masters who took painting out of the drawing room & placed it firmly in the venues of real life. Liz has spent countless hours in the great museums of the world, studying the work of Dali, Magritte, Delacroix, Monet, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Da Vinci & Serrat to name just a few.
Over the years Liz has periodically had public showings of her art work. Most recently, Liz had a very well received show of her latest images and paintings during the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale Mississippi where her iconic renderings of that town and its surrounding area, inspiring musicians and local characters were feted at an ongoing reception at the Rock and Blues Museum, 2nd Street, Clarksdale MS. Be sure to stop by the museum when you’re visiting Clarksdale!
“Although I consider myself a musician first, the visual arts have always been food for my soul. Ever since my father took me to the Art Institute of Chicago as a child, I have craved the sustenance of great paintings. They feed my writers muse, inspire my inner eye & help me remember the miracle my life has been.” Liz Mandeville.
All of Liz’s work is available for purchase. Original canvasses range from $200 to $1000. oo plus s&h. However, most pieces can be reproduced as 5″x7″ images, suitable for framing, rendered on high quality, 8″x10″, photographic paper and mailed to YOU via the US postal service for $25.00 + $3.00 s&h. Liz will also entertain commisions based on mutual agreement.
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