The Festival Galleries
As part of the Rise programme, Henley Festival is showcasing the work of talented Oxfordshire-based visual artist, Lizzie Wheeler. Lizzie is an award-winning young artist who works primarily with monoprinting techniques, which she incorporates into a variety of other print processes, including linoprint, etching, collagraph, and drypoint. In 2021 she was awarded 1st prize in the Oxford Art Society, Young Artist Competition and she also works part-time at the Oxford Printmakers Co-operative to help to develop her skills and knowledge of her craft.
“I work in a stylised and figurative way, paying close attention to form and colour. Inspiration for my work comes from the natural world, the creatures who inhabit it, and a desire to capture the moments of wonder that are experienced in wilder places. I love the process of crafting something by hand, and the energy and sense of connection that it brings. I love the challenge of mixing and combining colour, especially through building up layers of ink.”
Lizzie and her partner live in a ‘tiny house’ that they built together from scratch.
1st prize: 2021 Oxford Art Society, Young Artist Competition, judged by Dr Samson Kambalu
2nd prize: 2020 Oxford Art Society, Young Artist Competition, judged by Sir Philip Pullman
Long-listed: 2020 The AOI World Illustration Awards
1st prize: 2019 Oxford Art Society, Young Artist Competition, judged by Mark Haddon
1st prize: 2019 Bath Fringe Festival poster design competition