Elizabeth Lada Gray
I am a still life painter in oils, a mixed-media artist, a collage maker, a storyteller, a community history researcher and a sometimes workshop tutor who lives in the foothills of Mt Wellington, Tasmania.
Trained as a textile designer, I gained a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1982 and have participated in over 50 art exhibitions (group, 2 person and solo) in Australia and overseas and my works are in numerous public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas. I lived in Italy and France 2002-2006 where I experienced art as an everyday occurrence and also lived briefly in Hungary and France. I have a Bachelor of Education in vocational teaching, gained a Master of Fine Art and Design in 2013 and am currently at the Tasmanian College of the Arts working on a community history project the involves Tasmanian migrants and their mementos.
Conversation with the Makers (CWTM) Did you always envision life as an artist?
Elizabeth Lada Gray (ELG) Yes, as a child I wanted to be an art teacher.