Mossley based illustrative artist Liz Ackerley originally carved out a career as a research scientist but her penchant for the arts lead her to re-train during the late 90’s so she could express her creativity and vision as a landscape architect. She admits these early experiences have played a key influence in her creativity today.
Her approach is one of discovery through the expression of her medium and maintains not to adhere to a style but it is clear that her prolific body of work is distinctive and immediately identifiable even though the media she employs is varied.
Originally from Bury St.Edmonds she now works from a studio space in a converted mill on the edge of Mossley. Liz has many projects on the go at once and has recently completed a project to document the town folk of Ashton Under Lyne in her distinctive reportage style, culminating in an exhibition displayed at the Market Hall which has recently undergone a significant restoration after a devastating fire.
You can see the art pieces here: https://lizackerleyart.com/portfolio/about-ashton-exhibition/
Liz holds workshops in her studio and on location and is regularly commissioned to create reportage illustrations of events and commercial projects, in the past 12 months she has been commissioned to document the highly regarded TED-X talks and undertaken projects for Manchester Histories and the Together Trust to name a few.
You can find out more about Liz here: lizackerleyart.com