Elizabeth Diamond: Teignmouth abstract artist and poet
Liz Diamond has an eclectic background. Her main focus for many years was as a writer. She started off as a poet, and read at many venues in the Greater London area, as well as being widely published in literary poetry presses and amongst the prize winners in a number of Open Poetry Competitions.
After completing an MA in Writing at Glamorgan University, where she worked under the tutelage of Gillian Clarke, the Welsh Poet Laureate, Liz wanted to have a break from poetry. The break lasted fifteen years! During that time she became a Picador published novelist, her first novel: An Accidental Light. It was published both in the UK and the US, and also translated into German.
In recent years, she also took up doing figurative sculpture in clay and using pastels and encouraged by the lively poetry scene that has come to Teignmouth, she started writing poems again and has been shortlisted for two consecutive years in the Teignmouth Poetry Festival Open Competition, and with the same poem won the local postcodes competition both times. A few years ago she taught herself to paint in acrylics. At the moment, her main interest is in exploring colour and texture in sea and landscapes. Having a chalet in Aberdovey, and spending a lot of time in Wales, she is inspired in her painting by the Welsh landscape, and in particular, by its breathtaking estuaries and wide remote beaches. Liz also loves to paint fish, and is known locally for her vibrant, colourful and textural paintings of mackerel.
To see some of Liz’s unique pieces of artwork visit Voyage Fair Trade.