Powassan, Ontario, Canada
Liz Lott is a full time professional photographer, visual artist, jeweller, children's art instructor and a mother living in North Bay, Ontario.
After studying fine art at Concordia University in 1996 Liz began painting full-time, exhibiting and selling her work throughout Ontario. Her paintings have been selected for several notable juried exhibitions including the Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Annual Tom Thomson Juried Exhibition in Owen Sound.
With the birth of her son in 2000 she was inspired to explore photography as her primary medium. By the following year Liz began her wedding & portrait business, Snapdragon Photography. She is drawn to both portraiture and landscape images. Using manual cameras and natural light, her portrait images are intimate and candid.
In 2005 Liz exhibited her photography in North Bay's first juried photography festival, Camera Frontera. In this new body of work she combined photography and painting to explore human impact on the environment with both hopeful and cynical visions. In January of 2006, works from this exhibit were part of a juried exchange show with White Water Gallery called Geophysique held at Propeller Gallery in Toronto.
Liz’s work has been featured in several publications. In 2004 and 2006 Liz was invited to be the official photographer of Ice Follies, a site specific art festival held on Lake Nipissing that gained international attention. Her photographs of the festival have been reproduced in art magazines in Canada and the United States as well as in a hardcover book and poster set published by the W.K.P Kennedy Gallery.
Making jewellery is also a passion for her. She creates one-of-a-kind hand painted porcelain pendants from her own line of porcelain stamps. She also uses her clay beads, semi precious stone, thai silver and an array of glass beads from around the world.
For fourteen years Liz run a small note card business, selling to stores in both northern and southern Ontario. The card images reflect her love of the wilderness in the north.
For eighteen years she has taught art to children and for the last five she has been volunteer Children’s Art Education Co-ordinator and an art instructor for the Kid’s Club program at the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery in North Bay. As well, she is employed by the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning Through the Arts program as an artist in the schools.
She is a member of the White Water Gallery’s board of directors and programming committee.
Born and raised in Powassan, Liz Lott has lived in Switzerland and Kalimantan/Borneo, Indonesia and has travelled in Mexico, India and Europe.