Prize Winner

Euan Stewart Memorial Prize

Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Elizabeth McNeill

I employ varying degrees of figuration in my work as a way to explore the potential of painterly abstraction, and its ability to extend and deepen the narrative, and to expand expressionism in my practice. My current ideas are motivated by material investigations and conceptually explore issues of ‘overload’ and moral injury, filtered through my unique lens as a cardiologist.

Scale and mark making, and their relationship to the body, are fundamental to my exploration of movement, line and spatial tension. Recent paintings have been made in series and embrace the raw physicality of gesture and create a sense of depth and balance through the use of negative space.

I explore the ‘push and pull’ between precision and exploratory freedom through stone lithography. Drawn images in screen printing provide a direct method for me to develop modulated processes of layering and a means to create dramatic shifts in the scale of my work.


Eyal, 2024, Oil and soft pastel on Fabriano Tela paper, 240 x 150 cm

Nitric 2, 2024, Stone Lithograph on Madrid Litho paper, 100 x 70 cm

Ambella, 2024, Stone Lithograph on Madrid Litho paper, 100 x 70 cm; Edition 1/4

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c 19 c m, 2024, Stone Lithograph and 2 Colour Screen print, 100 x 70 cm

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