New Exhibition: Almost a Distant Land

Posted on: 10th January 2016

The new year is underway at Lyme Regis Museum with a new art exhibition by Liz Somerville. Situated in the Rotunda, it will continue until mid-April. It is titled “Almost a Distant Land” because Liz feels that Dorset has a dreamy, far away quality. Original hand-coloured linocuts and photographic reproductions show how the land meets the sea along the Dorset coastline. It includes images of Charmouth, Lyme Regis and the Cobb.

Liz Somerville graduated from Winchester School of Art, worked independently in London and now lives in Dorset where she concentrates on her print making. She is inspired by the simplicity and “Englishness “of the work of Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden and by the ever-changing countryside surrounding her studio. She has had numerous open studios and group exhibitions.