I live for painting, my paintings are my life!
My paintings voice my innermost feelings towards everything/everyone I encounter in my life. My eyes are the mirror of my soul. It is not surprising then that most of my work is rooted in my subconscious mind, the theatre of my soul.
Through my work I communicate the stages of my life, their meaning, and the relationships between me and the world.
Many of my paintings, even the landscape and still-life, express my emotions and moods.
Painters that inspire me especially are: Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Odilon Redon, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet.
Liz Strick Zoetermeer, January 2003
Life’s journey never ends.
Life’s journey never ends. During my lifetime I have had the good fortune to have lived in and travelled to many countries. Every country awakens within me a multitude of different feelings. Correspondingly my paintings are influenced in the main by the forces of nature, by my day-to-day experiences and by the people who surround me.
With regard to my working style, my paintings tend to construct themselves as I go along, so that I never quite know how the painting will develop, at the same time relying on a firm background in colour and composition. Some paintings unfold as living landscapes upon my inner eye. They find their source in the intensive and personal emotions that well up within me.
I hope that through my paintings I may lead people to experience the same feelings that I feel with similar intensity. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t. But one painting is always the stepping-stone for the next. Life’s journey never ends.
Liz Strick Offenburg, July 1999