After completing a foundation course at Mid Cheshire College of Art (1984-1985) Liz Hough obtained a degree in Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic. This was followed by a post-graduate degree in Painting at the Royal Academy Schools from 1988-1991. From 1997 to 1998 she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy.

She has exhibited extensively since 1989 and received the Daler-Rowney Award in the 1990 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Creswick Prize for Landscape Painting in Oils and the Landseer Scholarship Prize for Compositional Studies in Oils. Her work is included in extensive public and private collections worldwide including TSB, Paintings in Hospitals and Bank of China. She is represented by Oliver Contemporary in Wandsworth Common, London.

Currently she lives and works in St Ives.


Painting in oils, mixed media


2023: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (22 Apr-10 June)

2023: STISA Christmas Open Exhibition (25 Nov-1 Jan)


David Buckman, Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998 & 2006, vol. 1, p 770.


Peter Davies, St Ives 1975 - 2005: Art Colony in Transition, 2007, p 39.


Mercedes Smith, Celebrating Cornish Art, Cornwall Living, issue 68, January 2018, p 23.