LIZ LUMLEY-SMITH [aka ELIZABETH MOYA]
Liz studied illustration and graphics in Toronto, later working in design and advertising in London.
Disenchantment with the commercial sector led to her training in art therapy in the late 70s.
After many years as an art psychotherapist in NHS mental health services, at 60 Liz left to develop her own art in Bristol,
while continuing her p/t independent A.T. practice in bereavement and with trainee therapists until late 2019.
Liz has shown in many group exhibitions and art trails, exhibiting with Hybrid since 2010.
She recently wrote and illustrated her first children's book 'Kurios, outside his world' published in 2017.
My medium is eclectic.
I like drawing, making sculptural things and constructing artists' books using paintings, words and poetry.
I am interested in recycling old and found objects, wood, stone, metal, into which I aim to breathe renewed life creating fresh narratives in historical materials, transforming them into art works for today.
For Hybrid's 2020 exhibition on Migration my work was about 'drawing' on the evidence of human and animal traces in migratory movement. Reading Robert Macfarlane's wonderful Underlands and The Old Ways led me to explore, mainly in pen and ink,
the archeological, often very traumatic effect on people's internal and external landscapes.
With Brexit imminent, the outbreak of the pandemic virus this year and witnessing the Black Lives Matter movement I have also been reflecting on the relationship between migration and immigration, then and now, in sickness and in health across such troubled worlds.