At Corker Binning we are committed to helping up-and-coming artists to fulfil their potential and reach new audiences. That’s why, at the start of 2010, we began a relationship with an exciting new artist, Liz Jameson, based in Lewes, South East England. We have commissioned several pieces from Liz which will be displayed in our offices. We hope you like her work as much as we do. Here’s what inspired us to support her, and what inspires her beautiful and timeless art.
Liz Jameson grew up in Brighton and has always been enchanted by the Sussex landscape – big skies over the sea, the drama of the Downs and the patchwork weald below. She often paints ‘live’ on the sea-front in Brighton or looking out from her studio at the foot of the Sussex Downs.
After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge with a MA in Classics, Liz lived and worked in London, New York and California where she was particularly influenced by the American Abstract Expressionists such as Diebenkorn de Young and Mark Rothko. She was struck by their use of light, texture and strong colour to convey real feelings and actual places in a semi-abstract way.
Liz also draws inspiration from the romance of her classical studies – the lost cities and lost horizons of ancient times.
Her painting style is to work and rework the canvas using oils and sometimes enamels, attempting to capture the changing light and colours of the landscape, building a rich layering of colour that shimmers and changes like the natural light and colour that inspired the work.
Liz has shown her work in galleries and exhibitions in Sussex and London and has pieces in many private collections in the UK and USA. She also has a permanent collection at Riverside Art in Lewes, East Sussex.