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Liz McKay, 1974

Australian painter McKay is a contemporary figurative artist who's vibrant works draw their essence from smoky bars, sultry jazz singers, romantic couples, European cafes and childhood memories. Her work is about love, childhood imagination and music. Liz McKay has exhibited paintings in most Australian capital cities, New York, LA, Singapore and New Zealand.
Born in Tasmania 1974, Liz spent many years in Hobart before moving to Perth, London and Sydney. After receiving an honours degree in design in Western Australia, she also studied tradition and 3d animation, film and scriptwriting. She was granted a government grant for a stereoscopic 3d animation, which was screened at Lumiere cinema in Perth and placed 2nd in the Australia-wide competition for "Loud" with a stop-motion plasticine animation. Liz has been drawing and painting nearly all her life, but has only in the last two years started to exhibit her work. With an overwhelming response to her initial shows, she is now exhibiting in galleries in most major cities in Australia and New York, USA. Her work has received international acclaim, and has been published in Home Magazine in Germany, and several publications in print and online in Australia and New York. Liz McKay's paintings are in collections worldwide.