Acrylic Painting and Oil Pastels
Liz Kalloch works in acrylic and oil pastel but some of her favorite (though intangible) mediums are intersections, interactions, and inquiry. Her work explores memories, dreams, and experiences—the places where edges meet, where paths diverge, where we meet each other, and where we part from each other.
The stories her work tells are more often about places she’s been and also places in time—maps of both an external and internal geography. Since returning to her New England roots a few years ago, her work has become an exploration of where we come from, where we’ve gone, how we return (if we return), how we move through these transitions, but more importantly, how we observe them. Who would we be without the landscapes we grew up living in, and who are we because of the landscapes we moved towards and do the two meet? Her work is built upon layers and strata, most of which the viewer never sees, but perhaps can feel in the attention to detail and the relationships between color and line.
Born in Virginia beside the Atlantic Ocean, and raised in an eclectic mix of Europe, South America and New England. Liz studied art at Massachusetts College of Art and comparative literature at The American University in Paris, More recently she studied with artist Marianne Mitchell and Whole Artist Mastery. Her work has been shown in California and the Northeast and is in private and public collections in California and New England.