Born in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Liz’s family moved to a smallholding in the Staffordshire countryside when she was eleven. Surrounded by nature and livestock, she had always wanted to draw and paint what she saw and felt. Watching her dad with his paints and pencils, she was encouraged to try but never had enough confidence and soon gave up. At school, after her O’Level drawing exam, her art teacher told her ‘You won’t pass with that!’ but was proved wrong when she achieved her second highest grade. Nevertheless, confidence eluded her and every at attempt at drawing she could hear those damning words. Much later in life, she turned to art again to help with anxiety and this time things fell into place. Now, completely in her element, she runs the smallholding and balances this with her artwork which includes coloured pencil drawings, some painting, needlework, and paper clay sculpture. She firmly believes that we should never give up on our dreams.