Large Scale Art

Designs individually created for your living spaces, children’s bedrooms, new baby’s nurseries, child-care settings and then hand-painted directly onto walls or canvases…

  • Meet with Liz of Busylizzie Art to discuss your ideas and requirements; the choices are endless and could even be a favourite cuddly toy!
  • A design board will then be created for the selected idea showing colours and sample paintings…
  • Once the decisions have been made, the painting(s) can be completed directly onto the wall or canvases as preferred.

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Wedding Invitations & Stationery

I offer a full range of  handmade stationery including save the date cards, invitations, place name cards, seating plans, menus and much more, all designed and created for your special day from original watercolour paintings…

  • Start by choosing your flowers or theme
  • meet with Liz of Busylizzie Art to discuss your ideas and requirements
  • select from a range of ‘prototype’ paintings for your final design
  • Choose your preferred card and add a range of applique – ribbons, beads, torn paper, lace

Hand packaged and delivered personally along with framed artwork presented to the bride and groom.

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New set of signs in progress…

Busylizzie Art at The Rectory Care Home has embarked on a new set of signs!

The manager’s bid to make this home a kind of boutique care home has really taken off with this recently begun project…

Angela’s vision is that the whole feel of the home is special, and feels not like an institution but a private house. Commercially produced signs are therefore a no, no so this is where Busylizzie Art comes in, producing unique, hand-painted way-finding signage and signs for rooms and bedroom / front doors…

Liz, of Busylizzie Art, has begun work on 25 new door signs which incorporate a bed image and the word bedroom in a variety of colour ways to blend in with the decor but to stand out enough for the residents to be able to see clearly…

Three samples of different colour ways have been completed and the rest of the signs are now planned!

Seascape…

Moving into a new ‘old’ house, one that is a project, to say the least, is an amazing “blank canvas” opportunity…

Yesterday I began and completed a giant wave across three canvases to make a huge wall-filler for the bathroom…

Pretty pleased with end result… emulsion, chalk, tempera powder and acrylic paint.

Garden Exploration…

A new house – a new garden! Fun time spent one sunny, Sunday evening not long after moving into our beautiful pre 1841 listed town house…

I stood in front of a canvas 1m x .5m armed with acrylic paint, ink, emulsion, water, brushes, cloths and sponges and tried to recreate the feel of this Mediterranean style garden…

Exploring colour, texture and to some extent shape and form… over printing with foliage from the very garden. Just a bit of fun, but quite pleased with the end result…

“A Journey round our favourite places…” Busylizzie Art at Bishops Hull Primary School this week…

Creating giant paintings stretching across several canvases in the style of David Hockney was planned by Liz of Busylizzie Art for Y6 at Bishops Hull Primary School in Taunton.

In order to capture something of their love for those special places around the school grounds, the children first explored by taking photos and then identified their top five…

Beginning by watching a film of the man himself, David Hockney, starting a painting across two canvases, the children learned how to plan their space looking at their scene and marking in key elements and using masking tape to guide their first paint marks.

By the end of day one, they had the background ready…

Session 2 began with appraisal of where each group was and next steps as they worked from the background towards the front of their view…

Masking tape and stencil techniques were employed where appropriate, they have worked collaboratively, looking very closely to mix colour, tones of colour and create space in their paintings.

The end results are stunning:

An incredibly satisfying project/commission all-round!

Thank you Rachel White for inviting me in!

Monday morning, looking good!

Over 60, year 3 and 4 children at Creech St Michael primary school  had their second dose of Busylizzie Art in conjunction with Taunton Live Creative and Performing Arts Festival on Monday!

Close looking was the order of the day; there was colour-matching, exploring media, capturing texture in 2D, and working on tone…

Beautiful work – amazing children…so receptive!

Amazing concentration by 4-7year olds…

So yesterday, Tuesday, saw the second of my Taunton Live 2018 sessions with Class 1 at the tiny Sampford Arundel Primary school, and what an afternoon!

Every single child was so engrossed in their looking and drawing as they experimented with media whilst exploring a variety of objects…

 

In the wise words of  David Hockney, “It’s all about the looking. Looking, looking, looking.”

Taunton Live Primary Art Workshops 2018…

Incredibly busy, productive day yesterday working on final outcomes at Oake, Bradford & Nynehead Primary yesterday.

All children in the school have explored our theme, “When worlds Collide”. From Y1 – Y6, the children have looked, talked, explored, developed drawing skills and an understanding of materials and media…they have combined Lego characters with plants, fruit, and tools with flowers etc, they have created design ideas boards and are now working on their individual final outcomes in response to the theme…

All engaged and all on their way to becoming better artists on their own creative journeys…

Working with Oake, Bradford & Nynehead, Sampford Arundel, Bishop Henderson, North Town, Parkfield, Creech St Michael, Minerva, St George’s Primaries within Taunton Deane this April, May and June

Just some of the work underway – all their own work!

Outside in…

Work had begun on the three 8×4 foot panels to enhance the outside space at The Rectory – a very special care home catering in a unique way for dementia sufferers, however it was not destined to be completed during the winter months! Cold and dampness put paid to the previous rapid progress, but not to be deterred, the manager had other plans for Busylizzie’s Artistic skills and creativity….internal signage which would be bright, quirky, clear and give the home an individual feel!

Here are a small selection of the way- finding signs being hand-painted at present; red on yellow with clear directional arrow incorporated into design and a simple object shape to show ‘what’ is to be found…

Simple,easily decipherable object image contained within the directional arrow…

Having created these two, a thought struck – what about adding a little something to those who noticed, smile?

Buttons, an odd bow-tie and a floral bed cover were added – plans for each bed to have a subtly different cover and toilets to have a configuration of flowers also emerged…

We are now looking forward to watching the effects on the residents when they see clear signs leading them to the important places they need to be able to reach as independently as possible…