I was born in Nottingham and moved to Invergowrie at the age of fourteen. I have always loved creating, achieved my Queens Guide and was awarded art prizes at school
Having considered many options, I was keen to study and earn so chose a career in Nursing. I spent a few years in Aviemore as an Assistant Warden at Loch Morlich Youth Hostel and studied Biotechnology at the University of Abertay.
When my son began school in 2002 I studied Fine Art and Fine Art Development at Dundee College.
I continue to develop paintings in my studio at home. I enjoy this challenge.
I currently Tutor evening Art for All classes at Roseangle Gallery and joined the staff at Forgan Arts Centre to teach ' Wonders of Watercolour ' in 2014.
I am a member of ART 309, a group of artists I met at Dundee College and SKETCHBOOK, we meet to sketch weekly at Dundee Botanic Gardens.
I enjoyed returning to D&A College for ' Motivate Me ' week and delivering a talk to HND Students on my work and life as an artist, and also sharing my ' Inspired in Japan '  presentation with Art Societies.
I am delighted to have had a painting chosen for this years ' Artists of the Year 2017 ' exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed working in the gallery during my solo show at Dundee Botanic Gardens.

Awards

Oct 2008 - First Prize - Non Professional ( The Scottish National Open Art Competition) SNOAC Angus College, Arbroath
      2010 - First Prize - The James Morrison Cup,  Dundee Art Society
      2010 - Shortlisted - The Ken Bromley Cover Competition
Oct 2012 - Prize Winner - The Artist category,  Best of Britain painting Competition. The Artist  / Leisure Painter Magazine
      2013 - Highlighted Artist - Artist and Illustrator Magazine - Artist of the Year 2014
Oct 2014 - Accepted for Artist Membership of Paisley Art Institute - Artist Member PAI
      2015 - Shortlisted - The Ken Bromley Cover Competition
      2015 - Highlighted Artist - Artist and Illustrator Magazine - Artist of the Year 2015
      2016 - Final Shortlist - Artist and Illustrator Magazine - Artist of the Year 2017

Commissions

March 2014 - DERWENT Cumberland pencil company -  ' Artwork using Derwent Colour Collection '


Current Posts

        2011 - present - Derwent Artist
Sept 2013 - present - ART TUTOR - Dundee Art Society, Roseangle Gallery, Dundee   
Sept 2014 - present - ART TUTOR - Forgan Arts Centre, Fife
Sept 2014 - present - EXHIBITION CO- ORDINATOR and HANGING, Hillbank Medical Centre, Dundee
Feb  2017 - present -  ART TUTOR - The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie
 

Selected Exhibitions
 

2008                    The SNOA Competition,  Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath
2009 - 16              The Meffan Winter Exhibition, Forfar
2010                     RSW 130th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2011                     PAI Drawing Competition, Paisley
2012                     RSW 132nd Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2012                     PAI 124th Annual Exhibition, Paisley 
2012                     RGI 151st Annual Exhibition, Glasgow
2013                     PAI 125th Annual Exhibition, Paisley
2014                     RSW 3rd Open Annual Summer Exhibition, Forfar
2014                     PAI 126th Annual Exhibition, Paisley
2015                     RSW 134th Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2015                     VAS:T 2015, ( Wall of Jewels ) Edinburgh 
2015                     RSW 4th Open Annual Summer Exhibition, Ayr
2015                     PAI 127th Annual Exhibition, Paisley
2016                     Converge 2016, ( Wall of Good Things ) Edinburgh
2016                     RSW 5th Open Annual Exhibition, Forfar
2016                     PAI 128th Annual Exhibition, Paisley
2016                     Fly 2016, VAS Open ( Fly on the Wall ) Edinburgh
2017                     RSW 136th Annual Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
2017                     Artists of the Year 2017, The Mall Galleries, London
2017                     PAI 129th Annual Exhibition
2017                     RSW 6th Open Annual Exhibition, Glasgow


Public Collections

D&A College, Arbroath

Since 2007 I also exhibited / have work in group and mixed exhibitions at the following venues

Dundee Botanic Gardens -  The Queens Gallery, Dundee - Gladstone Land, Edinburgh  -  The Lunardi Gallery, Ceres - Discovery Quay, Dundee - Whitehills, Forfar - Art24sevenmedia, Dundee - The Tayberry Gallery, Perth - The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow -  Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry - Hillbank Heatlth Centre, Dundee - Strathearn Artspace, Crieff
 

Solo Exhibitions

2011 - 17     Perthshire Open Studio Event, Liz Dulley Studio, Invergowrie

2016           ' Inspired in Japan  ' The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens Gallery

2017           ' MORE Inspired in Japan ' The University of Dundee Botanic Gardens Gallery



Publication

Review: Inktense Blocks - 2011


http://www.lovepencils.co.uk/post/2011/Review-Inktense-Blocks.aspx