Artist: Birmingham, AL Launch Event
Liz Landgren is an artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She studied art and journalism at the University of Mississippi. Her love of the human form, faces, and storytelling is seen through her art, which tells a story and connects emotionally. Her painting 26 Angels, a response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, featured handwritten verses and prayers sent from all over the country and “collaged” into the gowns of the angels. It was featured on the award-winning series The Spirit of Alabama on WVTM-TV in Birmingham. The painting was sent to Newtown, and prints were sold, with the proceeds donated to the victims’ families.
Landgren paints with watercolor, acrylic, and heavy gel. She uses brushes and palette knives and prefers painting on wood artist’s panels. She is also a printmaker and carves her own rubber stamps. Her stamps of Birmingham landmarks have been printed on t-shirts and are sold locally and online. Her stamps of quirky animals have enjoyed a following of their own.
Landgren is most known for the big faces that she paints on wood panels.
Landgren’s faith in Christ is her driving force, and she credits her talent as a gift from God. “Who can give themselves talent?” she asks. “It is clearly a gift that no person should boast in themselves. Once I recognized this, I began to truly enjoy this gift and be more free with it! Free to give things away, free to be in awe of art that flows from me, but serves a higher purpose. It’s a really humbling and joy-filled experience!”
Landgren lives in Birmingham with her husband and their three children.View Artwork Read More Read Less