Liz Gray Art News – July 2021


I hope that life is treating you well and that you have not been too severely impacted by the latest Covid outbreaks and restrictions. I count myself very fortunate to be living in Western Australia, particularly during a time when many others are in lockdown. Although we are not able to travel to far flung places, thankfully Art is something that is always present to help keep our minds illuminated and raise consciousness of the beauty of life. Artists throughout history have commented on this.

Quotes I love

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.

René Magritte

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination, and encourages people to go further.” – Keith Haring

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

Liz Gray Pinot Paint

Copper Painting workshop “Pinot & Paint” and Winter Exhibition

I’ll be hosting a Copper painting workshop at Applecross Gallery’s Sorrento space on Tuesday evening, 3 August. This will be a wonderful winter, warming evening where I’ll be teaching painting and engraving techniques for working on copper. We’ll enjoy traditional German Gluwhein as well as refreshments. Participants will leave the evening with a ready to hang copper artwork. If you’d like to book a spot, be quick as this workshop is almost full. 

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Winter Exhibition

Following the workshop on 3 August, I’ll be having a small exhibition of new works at the intimate Sorrento gallery space, with an opening on Saturday 7 August. The event will be held at 32 Raleigh Road, Sorrento – close to the ocean and just a walk from Hillary’s Boat Harbour. The works on show will focus on contemporary women, bold colour and engagement with nature in various forms.

Below, two works that will be on show.

Liz Gray Outback Chic Oil Silver Acrylic on Canvas 180 x 110 cm
Outback Chic, oil and silver acrylic on canvas, 180 x 110 cm
Liz Gray Grace of the Lake Oil Silver Acrylic on Canvas 180 x 110 cm
Grace of the Lake, oil and silver acrylic on canvas, 180 x 110 cm
Chloe Tash and Danny. Oil on copper cut out. 830mm x 600mm
Chloe, Tash and Danny. Oil on copper cut-out. 60 x 83 cm

This is a recently completed “casual portrait” on copper of my two daughters and a rear perspective of Danny, the family dog! Please contact me if you’d like to discuss a portrait on copper, of your loved ones and pets.

On the right is a different view of Danny, who you’ll have met if you’ve visited my studio. He’s getting on in years and has gone quite deaf and so imagines he hears things, as you can see in his expression! J

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Danny – my studio dog

Other News

I was delighted to be short-listed for the City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award for 2021 and will be creating a new copper work for this exciting exhibition at Westfield Whitford City in October.    

If you’d like to book for the Copper workshop on 3 August, please follow the link below:

If you are interested in any of the works featured in this newsletter, please contact:


T/ +61 466 272 852

I hope to see you at the exhibition opening on 7 August and trust that your next couple of weeks are inspired!

 Till next time!

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