Liz Shewan was born in Sao Paulo in Brazil - a place that still holds a special place in her heart. She moved to England when she was four years old, leaving much of her family behind - who still live there to this day. She was sent to school in Surrey; the thing she remembers most about those days was the smell of the artroom (her favourite place) and the echo of the gym hall. Academia was never really her style ... but one she went through before getting to where she is today.
Liz was fascinated by watching ... always taking photographs as she did so. She found this more satisfying than sketching, instantly catching glimmers of feeling in fleeting moments in nature and people - which is the same now. On and off Liz was always painting and sculpting throughout most of her life - never leaving it for long when life took her in different directions. When she left school she took a Foundation Course and started a photography degree at the West Surrey College of Art and in the late 1980’s. For personal reasons she did not continue on this course; deciding to continue the self taught route.
Liz lead an interesting and varied career in London, which served it's purpose - but never quite satisfied her to the full. She eventually started painting large paintings and it was at this time an artist friend spotted her talent and asked her to share a show with her. Liz pulled out all the stops and created a full body of work in less than three months. The show was a huge success ... she sold 90% of her work on the opening night! It was this moment that gave her the confidence to carry on with it as a career.
Liz has been selling her work worldwide since then; 1999. She had a studio at Wimbledon Art Studios in London for some years whist also exhibiting in London Galleries. However, she craved the countryside ... so packed up shop and moved to the South West to live and work.
Whilst she was establishing herself in her new home Liz juggled between being and artist and a youth worker and helping individuals with learning difficulties. Liz is an active member of the Visionary Arts Community, regularly facilitating educational workshops for regional artists. She is now also a self employed NLP Practitioner and Energy Healing Consultant working with people and animals. She has explored many motivational healing methodologies which she expresses in her work.
Liz has been featured regularly in Glastonbury and the South West for the past few years through self promotion by choice. However since late 2011 galleries now also represent her. She has a list of international clients, the numbers of which keep growing year by year. Her work is loved by art lovers, animal lovers, spiritually minded, collectors and those looking to take their first steps into the world of fine art.