Liza Visagie, Biography

1973 born in Johannesburg. South Africa. Painting is a visual experience concerned with clarifying thought and to awaken in us the simplicity and unity of an impression. I apply traditional oil painting techniques along with investigative and innovative approaches within a modern and contemporary context. The structural and optical challenges of oil painting is at the forefront of my subject matter which ranges from site specific landscapes to narrative based still life. My interest is in documenting the ever changing natural environment by working directly in nature and from my experience of studying various landscapes and cities around the globe.

Education Highlights

2001-2018 Apprenticeship with oil painter Paul Chizik. Vancouver, Canada.

2001 The Vancouver Academy of Art. Part time studies in oil painting.

1999 ECIAD. Degree in fine arts. Vancouver,


1989-1990 The National School of the Arts (De Kruin Art). Johannesburg, South Africa.

Exhibition Highlights

2018. Plein-air Painting in Canada. Italian Cultural Centre. Vancouver, BC. Canada.

2014. World Artist Competition exhibition. 3rd 11 selected artist worldwide. Belgravia Gallery.

2009-2010 London. England

2009 Represented by artSpace Berlin. Berlin. Germany

2006-2008 Represented by the Weiss Gallery. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2008 Represented by Winsor Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

2008 South Africa Abroad. Group show. Hodnett Fine Art. Vancouver, Canada

2008 Art Knows No Borders. Work exhibited and donated to Doctors without Borders. Los Angeles.


2005 Lamp Community. Los Angeles. U.S.A

2004 Mojo Mojo. Collaboration with Sherp Orphanage in Maralal, Kenya. Auto One. Vancouver, Canada.

2004-2009 Matthew Good. White Light – Rock and Roll Review (paintings appear on album cover).

2002-2003 Represented by Fine Art Gallery J. van den Elshout, Den Haag, Netherlands.

2002 Represented by The Ballard-Lederer Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.

2001 Represented by The Harrison Gallery. Vancouver, Calgary, Canada .

2000 Backdoor No. 23. Self-curatorial venue. Vancouver, Canada