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Liz Balkwill

Liz Balkwill graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1980. She has been working as a professional artist for the past 18 years, and is also well known in East Anglia as a tutor and demonstrator. Always keen to develop her skills, she has been fortunate in her more formative years to receive instruction from some of the top American and British oil painters and pastel artists working today (e.g. Daniel Greene, Nelson Shanks, Sally Strand, Tom Coates, Andrew James, Tim Benson & John Tookey).

Liz enjoys painting the figure: capturing gesture and using colour to evoke mood. For the past few years she has also been painting small oil paintings as part of the growing ‘Daily Painting’ movement. Like many artists, she is interested in capturing the way that light and shadow transforms everyday objects from the mundane to the beautiful.

Teaching & Demonstrating

Liz has been working for Norfolk’s Adult Education Department since 2001 teaching Oil Painting, Advanced Drawing and Painting Techniques, and Portraiture.
Liz regularly demonstrates and runs workshops for local Art Groups in Norfolk


Liz’s work has been exhibited in Mandell’s Gallery (Norwich, Norfolk), Llewellyn Alexander Gallery (London)
Westcliffe Gallery (Sheringham, Norfolk)
SaffronWalden Gallery (Essex)


Liz is a member of the following Societies and Institutions: Institute of East Anglia Artists (Full member since 2014) Guild of Norwich Painters (Full member since 2013) Armed Forces Art Society (Full member since 2010)

Notable Commissions

Lady Catto – Wife of Lord Catto, Chairman Morgan Grenfell Professor Shackle – Nominated for Nobel Prize
Colin Cullimore – Chairman of NAAFI
Jan De Vries – Health Guru and TV Personality
Christopher Kilroy – High Sheriff of Bedfordshire
Carol Kilroy – Wife of High Sheriff of Bedfordshire
Lady Dixon – Wife of Air-Vice Marshall Sir Peter Dixon
The Founders of Fettes College – Posthumous portrait
Henry Birbeck – Posthumous Portrait
Baron Cloaue de Gohr – Opthalmic Surgeon
Roddy Gillanders – Director Serious Fraud Squad


The President’s Prize, Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle, 2009
The SCS Prize for best small work, Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS), 2009 St Cuthberts Mill Award, AFAS, 2010
Highly commended SAA Artist of the Year, 2011 Herring Easel Prize, ROI, 2013
Unison Award, Pastel Society, 2013
Society Prize for Painting, AFAS, 2013
Pan Pastel Prize, Pastel Society 2015

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