Originally from Sorrento in Victoria, I have lived in many places including WA and the Coffs Harbour area, moving to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in 1996. I now reside in Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, where I run classes and workshops from my home studio and around the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane at various galleries and facilities. I have worked as a professional artist for over 30 years, and have been tutoring for over 20 years, and I have been a regular tutor at many workshops on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Seaside Artist’s Gallery at Redcliffe, Griffith Flavourtech Exposed as well as Grafton Artsfest.
I have also taken groups to the Greek Islands and Fiji for art workshop/holidays at Daku Resort, Savu Savu, Fiji in May2014/2016 and again this year (www.paradisecourses.com )There is also an upcoming Painting and Drawing week coming up at Norfolk Island in September 2018.
I also run courses and workshops in painting and drawing at my home studio on a regular basis, and at Royal Queensland Institute of Art, and Brisbane Institute of Art.
I have held 20 solo exhibitions, including 6 joint exhibitions since 1994 and have received 40 awards to date within the south east Queensland, Capricorn Coast, Bundaberg area, the? South Burnett. My work is held in collections in Australia, United States, Africa and the UK.
Enjoying a number of mediums I use acrylic, water colour, oil paint, and a range of drawing media - and taking from nature I often incorporate elements from my environment for a more tactile mixed media experience. I work in a number of drawing mediums from graphite, charcoals, pastel and/or a mixture of these across a range of surfaces, many of which I create myself.
My studies have included Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts) with Curtin University, W.A, Drawing Fundamentals and Professional Art Practice at Coffs Harbour TAFE, Diploma in Youth Work, Cert. 4 Trainer and Assessor.
I am a current member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and Royal Queensland Art Society Website: www.lizzieconnor.com.au