The 12th artist featured in our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 Boundaries – is Liz Whiteman Smith who is exhibiting two works.

London Bridge Hotel is a former telephone exchange built in 1916 which is now surrounded by the equally stunning and evolving architecture of London Bridge. To reflect this contrast of historical and modern existing side-by-side, London Bridge Hotel’s General Manager, Julio Marques, has curated an exhibition which includes 20 different approaches to architecture using a myriad of methods including wood carving, oil paint on concrete, illustration, London’s pubs re-imagined, screen printing and painting on silk.  The theme of the exhibit coincided with The London Festival of Architecture this summer.

Blue Shard, London (above left)
6 colour screen print, heritage white 315gsm
Edition of 50
33cm x 43cm
Framed: £130 Unframed: £80

Pink Gherkin, London (above right)
5 colour screen print, heritage white 315gsm
Edition of 50
33cm x 43cm
Framed: £130 Unframed: £80

Liz is a freelance print-maker and artist, currently living in London.

She has been inspired by her travels around the world and is drawn to the quirky and unusual. She creates series of multi layered screen prints, working from her own photographs and drawings. As a Londoner, Liz observes the changes to the city created by the new buildings which are constantly emerging and likes to contrast them with the old architecture which sits alongside them. Using colour to create playful images, her aim is to make people smile.

An elected member of the Southbank Printmakers Gallery, she is also active with the Printmakers Council and Print Club London. You can find her work at Studio 73, Brixton, Conclave Gallery, Brighton and Espacio Gallery, London. She has work in the Victoria and Albert museum archives.

 

www.lizwhitemansmith.com
www.instagram.com/lizwhitemansmith
business.facebook.com/lizwhitemansmithprints
www.twitter.com/Lizcwsmith
Email: lizcwsmith@gmail.com

 

London Bridge OPEN 2 – Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration for London Bridge OPEN 2 with 17 chosen for this second exhibit.  OPEN 2 artworks are displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel and its adjoining Quarter Bar & Lounge, allowing potential buyers the opportunity to see an artwork in an environment more akin to a contemporary home. All OPEN art works can be purchased and the exhibition runs until December 2019.

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