About Liza Gough-Daniels
Liza Gough Daniels received an Abbey award in painting from the British School at Rome in 1995.
First Burst 
Egg tempera on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Donated by the artist 1996
In its use of egg tempera First Burst reflects Liza Gough Daniels' enthusiasm for experimentation with pigments and painting support.
Forgotten Beauty Spots 
Egg tempera on gesso panel, diameter 121 cm
Donated by the artist 1995
Forgotten Beauty Spots reflects Liza Gough Daniels' enthusiasm for experimentation with pigments and painting support. Initially inspired by aerial photographs and cloud formation, as well as Tiepolo's painting of skies, she employs egg tempera on gesso panel. The final form was not determined in advance. The title not only evokes the idea of a place of natural beauty, but also refers to the fact that some of the painted spots were dropped randomly from a height, analogous to beauty sports on a human face.
Blue Stretched Diamond '02 
Oil on panel, 107 x 212 cm
Donated by the artist 2003
The shaped panels of Liza Gough Daniels' latest works, like Blue Stretched Diamond '02, contradict the pull of gravity and appear suspended or floating. The work also shows the development in her use of paint as liquid light-reflecting and light-absorbing material that becomes surface. As the artist has written: "Pouring paint is a way of liberating the hand and reducing compositional conventions and habits."