Lyz Gardner
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Scratching The Surface
Repeats every day until Sun Apr 02 2017.
2 Mar 2017 -
10:30 to 17:00
Scratching The Surface

July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Cambridge Open Studios 2019
Atmospheric landscapes evoking memories of places.
  • Tuition Given



Lyz is an East Anglian landscape Artist specializing in Oil Pastels. She prefers to work with her hands rather than with a brush, mixing the colours on the surface. Lyz then builds up many layers of the medium, creating texture, which is then etched into with a palette knife or pencil. This process and technique is what defines her work and style.


Lyz is fascinated with how landscapes seem to act as a store for our emotions and memories. So a picture of a wood or path can trigger strong emotions if it reminds us of a place we have been at a particular time. Lyz sees her role, as a painter, is to try and create landscapes that resonate with the viewer in this way.


After a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Lancaster Lyz travelled widely throughout the British Isles. It is the memories of these coasts, woods, fields and dales that she draws upon in her work.