Eliza Southwood is an award-winning printmaker and illustrator originally from London but currently based in Northern Spain. She practiced as an architect before deciding to take up a career as an artist over a decade ago.
From the age of ten she spent her childhood in the remote region of Asturias in Spain, where she grew up drawing and painting scenes of local life in the mountains. She attended local Spanish schools, later travelling to the UK for A Levels. A year in Tuscany followed, where she ended up working at an Arab race-horse establishment.
She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Architecture, finishing her postgraduate architectural studies in London. Later she obtained a MSc in Environmental Engineering and taught occasionally at London Metropolitan University and UCL architecture departments. She spent several years working as a designer for various architectural practices such as Eric Parry Architects and Arup Associates.
She decided to give up architectural practice in her thirties in order to work full time on her own art projects. Her speciality is silk screen printing, but she also works in mixed media, watercolour and acrylic. Eliza is known particularly for her cycling themed artwork, but also produces work on a wide range of subjects such as cityscapes, dogs, sports and people. She exhibits regularly across the UK and abroad.
MSc Architecture, Energy and Sustainability
RIBA Part III
RIBA Part II
A Levels in Art, English Lit, French and Spanish
Baccalaureate in Spain
Non Voyage - Architect's House Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2020
The Cycling Art of Eliza Southwood – Hornseys Art Gallery, Ripon, 2019
Eliza Southwood – Assembly House, Norwich, 2017
Brutal – Espacio Gallery, London 2017
Spring Classics - Rapha Gallery, Manchester, 2016
Gold Prize - AOI Poster Prize for Illustration 2019
Cadisch Gold Prize for Printmaking 2018
Bronze Prize - AOI Poster Prize for Illustration 2018
Art Pistol Glasgow
The Old School Gallery
Hornseys Art Gallery
The New Ashgate Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I'm known for my cycling themed work. I found someone locally here in Northern Spain who makes beautiful hand made paper, so I decided to wash it with English tea to create some atmosphere and texture and then paint these very simple, minimal cyclists each in their own moment.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.
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