79 Liz Spiro, Julie Higgins
Elizabeth Spiro was born in London in 1942. She studied at St. Martin’s School of Art in the early 1960s. She now concentrates on painting and printmaking, and attends Putney School of Art and Design for etching and lithography. Her works are mostly landscapes, painted or sketched around her home in Wandsworth Common, her small cottage in West Sussex, her late husband’s home in the Georgia in the south of the USA, or on her frequent travels around other parts of Europe. Her work has been exhibited, in group shows or alone, in galleries and other venues in London, Sussex, Germany, Poland and the USA.
Julie Higgins was born in New York City but has lived in London since 1968. She studied enamelling at Sir John Cass School of Art and has been doing classes in painting and etching at Putney School of Art for some time. Like Liz she has exhibited in group shows as well as on her own. Lately her work has incorporated experimentation, especially in her etchings, and she finds this more and more exciting as she discovers new methods to try. She is very much involved in Sprout – the “community Arts space” in Furzedown – and has had two solo exhibitions there since it opened two years ago.