Elizabeth Milsom is a Melbourne-based artist and printmaker, with a degree in Printmaking from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has been practising as an artist for over 30 years, exhibiting in solo and group shows around Australia and internationally.
More recently Elizabeth's work has been inspired by the diverse and unpredictable array of pigments and patterns found in nature. Creating colour from eucalyptus leaves and other botanical materials and applying it to silk using a wide range of methods; including steaming, dip dye (Shibori) and ice dyeing Elizabeth makes both wearable and display works of art. She has also pioneered a new printmaking technique, transfer printing using a hot iron. This process involves layering the transfer paint and natural plant matter onto canvas and pressing. During this process some of the plants’ natural colour is released creating a surprising juxtaposition of natural and synthetic tones and shapes.