Biography

Liz Diggins

I am a natural history artist and miniaturist, living in Lovedean, Waterlooville, Hampshire. I attended Hill College, Southampton where a love of art, in particular ceramics and illustration was founded.

After going to the Southampton Institute of Art in 1984/5 I became a photographer, working in a studio in Kent. My love of drawing continued as a hobby until 2009 when I went self employed. I mainly work in graphite pencil and coloured pencil, with occasional forayes into acrylic paint. My detailed, photo realistic pencil artwork is achieved by many hours of layering different grades of pencil on top of each other.

I have been exhibiting in Hampshire since 2009 with great success. At my first MIWAS exhibition I sold "Stag Beetles" to Portsmouth Museum and then two more artworks at my first "Best of Hampshire Artists" exhibition at Hilliers Gardens, Romsey 2009. In 2010 I won the Loveday Trophy for my artwork "Jar of Shells". I am thrilled to have been in the finals of BBC Wildlfe Artist of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 competitions with my artworks being placed runner-up and highly commended.

I am a full member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) and exhibit annually in Sept/Oct with the society at the Mall Galleries, London. I recieved an "Honourable Mention" in the annual RMS exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London 2012 and have exhibited with the Society of Women Artists.

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