Lizzie Sturm has no formal training but attends art classes and is still journeying. Her work uses oils, charcoal and pulp. She is drawn to the immediacy and absorption of life drawing/painting and finds the almost ritualistic preparation of plant and vegetable fibres for paper making, endlessly fascinating.
The fibres such as onion skins, abaca, flax, montbretia and corn leaves come from her garden or allotment, both places which bring her a quiet serenity. She became Barnet’s first Artist in Residence, running classes and workshops for children and adults in paper making. Combining this with her training as a dance and drama therapist, she has delivered arts workshops in community settings and health centres. She was an accessories designer in the fashion industry and now combines time for her artwork with work in the voluntary sector.
She has shown her work in various group shows including
Her solo exhibitions include:
She is a member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA)