Liza Campbell is a London-based artist, born in the Highlands of Scotland and raised at Cawdor Castle. 

 

Campbell takes found etchings printed on silk and paper and antique photographs, and then re-works them using ink and acrylic in bright, psychedelic formations. Her re-working, which she defines as 'tinkering', 'intruding' and 'attacking', is also felt in the way that she re-titles each work, a sardonic quip written across the bottom of each engraving in the artist's hand, each one-liner humorously re-contextualising the image.

 

 

Moving to London aged 17, she studied Art at Chelsea College of Arts, before relocating to a remote island off the coast of Kenya. It was here that she encountered soapstone engraving, and began studying this traditional African craft in the context of her own work.