Liz Myhill, RSW
Land, Sea, Sky
Exhibition starts 2018-03-02
Ends on 2018-03-17
Working outdoors has become an increasing passion and driving force behind my latest works, setting up temporary home in a lighthouse cottage or uninhabited island bothy. Many hours of walking, observation, drawing, painting and collecting become a daily rhythm during days and weeks spent at a single location as I come to understand some of the nuances of a particular place. And although embedded for some time in one geographic area there is still a sense of urgency to capture shifting light or an encounter with wildlife before the moment passes.
On all my trips I take a slightly battered watercolour box, the long since finished pans filled with my favourite colours straight from the tube. Like the constantly changing natural world it is the unpredictable and spontaneous nature of watercolour which appeals to me and the ways in which it will react to strong sunlight, wind, humidity or the first drops of a torrential downpour. And so it is a great priviledge to have been elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 2017 with whom I look forward to a continuing fascination with this most understated of mediums.
All works made on location in residence:
Shetland: Sumburgh Head
Isle of May Bird Observatory: 2016, 2017
The Shiant Isles: 2017
Lewis, Harris, Skye: 2017
ARTIST WORKS (click on the image to enlarge)