Eliza Brown was born in Manchester. She studied art at Manchester Metropolitan University where she developed her love of painting. She attributes a significant source of her inspiration to regular stays at her family’s home on Anglesey; where windswept walks along dramatic coastline and rugged beaches, and the bustling fishing villages of North Wales, greatly influence her work.
Eliza creates striking mixed media paintings, richly coloured with a simple strong style; words on ripped paper appear occasionally through the brushstrokes of paint, drawing the eye of the viewer.
‘I paint in acrylics and oils, sometimes with a palette knife; and often using collage in my paintings to create a gentle sense of solidity. I think that the use of colour is fundamental to expression. I use colour to affect mood and to awaken memories of things past.’