Duncan Meyer, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Duncan Meyer
I was born in London during World War II. I moved to the United States with my mother during the Blitz, and then back to London in the 1950s. Heavily influenced by my art teacher, I realised at age 13 that I had a passion for painting. After graduating high school I studied sculpture and drawing in Florence, after which I enrolled at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London (now Central Saint Martins College) to study theatre design.
During my marriage I continued to paint and draw, and after having children, my family and I moved to Paris, where I continued my studies at the École des Beaux Arts, specialising in printmaking. While living in Paris I also worked in Stanley William Hayter’s print studio.
In 1989 I moved back to London and for the last ten years have been working from the London Print Studio and Kensington and Chelsea College, where I make most of my sculptures. I continue to teach on a part-time basis and exhibit regularly with the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers.
I use multiple work processes, including working from life, imagination, sketches and photos. I tend to plan out compositions and make maquettes for stone and wood sculptures.
Motivation and inspiration
I love the creative process, particularly with printmaking. I find the work of Matisse, Goya, Picasso and Giacometti very inspirational.
1. Colograph 13. Colograph, 12″ x 16″. Inspired by the Malaysian coastline.
2. Temple Prab Kakeo, Cambodia. Colograph, 12″ x 16″.
3. Market Women, Singapore. Colograph, 13″ x 17″.
My works have been exhibited at a number of London galleries and venues, including Chelsea Art Club, Stephen Bartley, Anna Mai Chadwick, Hallam, Example, Blenheim, Edith Grove, Marylebone Crypt, Northcote, The Mall, and Holy Trinity Church (Sloane Street). In 1993 I had a successful one-woman show in Beijing.