Born in Bristol in 1974, Liese studied Fine Art at the University of Plymouth, graduating in 2000. After graduation she worked in education and went on to undertake a PGCE in Further Education Art. Following this she taught abroad and at the local college as an Art and Special Educational needs tutor, whilst also continuing with her art practice. Since 2009 she has been combining being a full- time mother with creating and exhibiting. Liese is interested in somehow capturing the essence of a place or memory of somewhere that has held a particular fascination, typically the sea or a landscape setting. Liese works instinctively, using intuition to develop the work whilst conquering continually emerging challenges regarding composition, form and colour harmony along the way. Her semi-abstract paintings have many layers where they have been reworked, often taking weeks or even years to resolve. Colour features strongly within her work, in particular the power of the relationship between certain colours. A common theme within Liese’s paintings is the juxtaposition between order and chaos and the dichotomy between flat, clean areas with more gestural elements.
Exhibitions: 2021 Artenx Topsham, Devon Artizan, Torquay, Devon Lantic Gallery, Tiverton, Devon Words and Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth, Devon Gallery 5 Salcombe, Devon 2020 Artenx Topsham, Devon Lantic Gallery, Tiverton, Devon Words and Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth, Devon Artizan, Torquay, Devon Devon Open Studios 2019 Artizan, Torquay, Devon Lantic Gallery, Tiverton, Devon Words and Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth, Devon Doddiscombleigh Art Show (accepted), Devon. Devon open Studios (Emerging Artist bursary winner) 2018 Torbay Art Show, Torquay, Devon. Exeter Art Show, Exeter. Words and Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth, Devon. Bizzy Be, Exeter. 2017 Exeter Cathedral, Christmas Art Show, Exeter. Bizzy Be, Exeter. PS45, Bandwidth, Exeter. 2016 HW Southernhay, Exeter. 2015 Glorious Art House, Exeter. HW Southernhay, Exeter 2013 Redearth Gallery, Bickleigh, Devon. HW Southernhay, Exeter. 2012 Redearth Gallery Bickleigh Devon. 2011 Redearth Gallery Bickleigh Devon. 2009 Unit 3, Maclaines, Exeter Quay, Exeter. Exeter Open Studios, Exeter. Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden. 2008 Exeter Open Studios Exeter 2007 Albany Gallery, Cardiff. Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Art Centre, Exeter. Gallery 86, Crediton, Devon. Exeter Open Studios Exeter.