These kitties know how to party. They ride their octopi steeds through the blue sky. Original art by me, Liz Haywood. Drips, splatters and rich texture in my art are created with layers of acrylic pen, latex and spray paint. With confident, free gestural strokes I build layers of texture. The repetition of figures ties them together visually creates a rhythm in my work. Full of vivid color and witty visual surprises, the goal of my art is to lift spirits. Painting this piece kept me laughing! I hope it will bring you joy in your home. This surreal artwork will get the conversations started at your next cocktail party.
You can see this painting in person at ‘The People’s Market’ in the Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. If you love them purchase them here for 20% OFF if you pick up the painting yourself from the restaurant. Use code THEPEOPLESMARKET at my website checkout.
length 60” x height 48” x width 2”
Gouache + Spray Paint + Acrylic Pen + Latex Paint
Painted on Canvas
Back is Wired to Hang Without Framing
About The Artist:
Liz graduated from Appalachian State University and then attended the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. She completed her studies winning several student awards. Liz was attracted to the professional challenge of working in New York. She worked primarily as a graphic artist in Manhattan for seven years. After attaining the position as head of graphic design for the popular shoe brand, Dolce Vita, she focused on establishing herself as an independent artist. Returning to the south, she developed a steady demand for her art through social media and local showings. In Atlanta, she painted several murals in public spaces to voice her social concerns. After relocating to Charlotte, Liz created a body of work for festivals and arts shows, including Bethesda Art Row and The Festival in The Park. She was awarded an Honorable Mention by SouthEnd Arts and the Brooklyn Collective in 2021. That year Liz was also accepted into a mural residency program by Brand the Moth, where she completed her capstone mural at Lenny Boy Brewing Company. Liz’s work is now being displayed nationwide after being juried into the ArtPop class of 2022.