What We Have As It Once Was, Liz Monahan
Drawing is fundamental to my work and I use this activity to try and express lived experience. I am interested in how we are connected emotionally, physically and intellectually to each other and to the world around us, and my work is an attempt to find a substantial form for this connectivity, a way of making images that speak of the ambiguous nature of intimacy, emotion and our place in the world. I make drawings directly from life, enjoying the challenge of working quickly and intuitively, to capture the vital quality of the subjects that inspire me. Studio works are developed from my collection of sketchbook drawings and photographs, and it is with these images that I attempt to evoke the essence, or story, of a subject through an exploration of mark making and composition. A recent graduate from Norwich University of the Arts with an MA in Fine Art, I have exhibited locally and nationally. I also work as a drawing tutor for a local Arts organisation.