LIZ VELS

Liz was born in 1937 in Pietermaritzburg and first became a nurse and then studied teaching. It was only later that she came to art, studying at the Johannesburg college of Art and lecturing in Painting and Art history.

She later did a papermaking workshop in the U.K which resulted in a deep interest in this field and led her on to become a part-time trainer for both Khoibos Papermakers in the Tsitsikamma and  Onankali Papermaking Project in Namibia. Liz also studied bookbinding with Peter Carstens.

She obtained a distinction with her Masters Diploma dissertation ‘Logos as Artifact’ from Wits Technikon and is a full-time artist.

She has works in many collections including the Iziko National Gallery Cape Town, Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Durban Art gallery and many Corporate collections, nationally.

Liz has exhibited widely, both at a national level an internationally, also producing many artists books for Africa Nova, Centre for the Book and Cape Town Triennial at the SA National gallery amongst others.

Mixed media paintings

Ceramics

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