Liz creates limited edition hand printed work on Western paper, handmade Japanese paper and textiles.
She loves working with textiles and Japanese paper, as like the subjects that inspire her,
she finds that these materials are delicate, strong and resilient.
Nature of the River is a limited edition hand printed
artist's book that consists of original prose, original etchings and
handset type printed on Mura Udaban Itaboshi.
Awarded the Japanese Paper Place Award (2013).
Fallen Leaves I & II (detail)
Hand cut, etched, hand coloured and shaped
maple, birch, ash and plum leaves made from of
Mura Udaban Itaboshi, Kiraku Kozo, silk thread
Dimensions: 17 x 17 inches
Canadian Artists Exploring Tosa Washi
Exhibited at Kochi Okyaku in Ginza Toyko, Japan (November, 2013) and
the Japanese Paper Place, Toronto (June, 2013).
At the request of the Canadian Department of Travel and Tourism
and the Japanese Tourism Department the work was returned to Japan and
included in a documentary film to be released in 2017.
Homage to E. Pauline Johnson is a series of handprinted collographs
with E. Pauline Johnson’s famous poem "The Song My Paddle Sings".
Exhibited in the juried show O.W.N. – Object, Work, Notation
curated by Richard Sewell (Open Studio, Toronto, 2014)
the work celebrates this 19th Century poet and her famous poem
immortalized in the well loved folk songs
Land of the Silver Birch and My Paddle’s Keen and Bright.
What Lies Beneath
1,000 hand cut maple, oak, and birch leaves.
Medium: Etching, hand colouring and hand shaped Gampi, Okawara and Kozo.
Hand made Kozo Monatropa Uniflora
Dimensions: Roughly 3 x 6 feet - the size of a typical Forest Floor Grave
Medium: Etching, aquatint
Dimensions: 24 x 30 inches
The Canadian Shield, rich in natural resources, covers much of Ontario.
Its resources have been valued especially by the mining and forestry industries.
Although the trees have largely returned, scars remain.
So far, the only scars on the rocks are those etched by time and weather.
However, unlike old growth forests rocks cannot grow back.
Hopefully, we will appreciate, respect, and protect this fragile landscape.
Medium: Etching, aquatint, chine colle
Dimensions: 22 x 30 inches
This etching is of the northern tip of Delamere Island known locally as “Peace’s Point”.
It is especially beautiful and peaceful in the early morning when the sun is rising
and in the early evening when the sun is setting. However, not everyone shares my love of this spot.
There is a hidden rocky shoal in the foreground where many boaters
have left their propellers - just this side of Delamere Island.