Liz Somerville

Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in textile design. For the next 10 years she had a number of design related jobs before moving to Dorset in 2004, where she has subsequently concentrated on her printmaking.

Since being a teenager Liz has experimented with print. The technique she is working with now combines linocuts and gouache. This allows her to re-work a single image many times, changing its appearance in each case.

Inspired by the work of Nash and Bawden and Ravilious, her imagery concentrates on landscape and the incidental forms and structures found within it. Her work explores the texture, rhythm and muscularity of land.

“There is a natural alignment of all the different elements in a landscape. There is an immovability of the land itself; time renders Man’s impact superficial and impermanent”.


An Eggardon Summer, The Rowley Gallery, London
The Ways, The Rowley Gallery, London
Cutting Through, The Art Stable, Child Okeford
The Art Stable, Child Okeford
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Gallery Nine, Bath
Ardeley Show, Stevenage
Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis
Autumn Show, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Threshold 6x4, Study Gallery, Poole
Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport
Beaminster Festival, Beaminster
The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden
The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden
Beaminster House, Beaminster
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport
Ardeley Show, Stevenage
Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport


  • A Windy Day At The Pier by Liz Somerville
  • Corn Fields Up To Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Double-ended Cloud by Liz Somerville
  • Eggardon Drop #12 by Liz Somerville
  • Eggardon Rows by Liz Somerville
  • Eggardon Sileage Tracks by Liz Somerville
  • Evening Sun by Liz Somerville
  • Field Of Grass & Studio by Liz Somerville
  • Green Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Hill In Mist by Liz Somerville
  • Land Of Nodd by Liz Somerville
  • Old Railway Line by Liz Somerville
  • Orange Fields by Liz Somerville
  • Orange Light On Bellstone by Liz Somerville
  • Pink Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Pink Skies Over South Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Rain Over Hot Fields by Liz Somerville
  • Rising Moon by Liz Somerville
  • Shipton Hill by Liz Somerville
  • South Eggardon Escarpment At Night by Liz Somerville
  • South Eggardon From North Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Stone Walled Eggardon by Liz Somerville
  • Tangerine Cliffs At West Bay by Liz Somerville
  • The Land Beneath My Feet by Liz Somerville
  • The Ways: 33 As The Crow Sees It by Liz Somerville