MEET LIZ + PENNY, AN ARTISTIC DUET
WE ARE A COLLABORATIVE DUO -
FINE ARTIST PENNY TREESE AND PHOTOGRAPHER LIZ STUBBS -
WHO VISUALLY EXPLORE LIVING OUR QUESTIONS AS WE
CHOOSE TO TRANSFORM OUR CREATIVE LIVES.
Our award-winning works are curated
in internationally juried exhibitions,
galleries and private collections.
Energy permeates our worlds, visually and viscerally. In our co-creations, we infuse our work with intentional energy for amplifying expansive possibility + light in the spaces where they live, subtly tuning their environment and people who love them to their essence of limitlessness.
We began our collaboration as play, stepping aside from expectations, shoulds, the ways we previously created. We consciously chose to explore new territory, to experiment, to discover what might come through in this process of curiosity and responding to what feels juicy in the moment.
Fine Artist Penny’s Process:
“I always start with intention even as I gather my materials. I take a deep breath and acknowledge what I am feeling that day, then let all expectations go. Led by consciousness, I start making marks and go with that flow. At some point I walk away and return to see the piece with fresh eyes. It tells me what it wants.
Sometimes I return years later and may completely cover them with a color, then excavate layers, revealing a transformation of messages from its birth to now. I work from subconsciousness… it’s a complete letting go of any expectation and honoring what is. I trust the process and welcome the magic of the unknown and uncertainty.”
Photographer Liz’s Process:
“For me, everything begins with the energy of the space as we create portraits. I want everyone to feel free to respond to the moment, and whatever that is is magic. It’s about the purity and wildness that we invite to play.
What we capture through the lens is the first layer. As I explore what else it might to be in post-play, I drench the image with the feeling of the new moment, which can be quite different from the moment of capture… maybe it was on its way to becoming. Digital play brings it to a new life. Does it want to be barely there, or might it want to be electric, is its essence form or expression? And some images want many lives, many versions. So they play dress-up with wildly varying colors and layers. There is so much joy in the finding, the rest of the day disappears.”
There is so much yet to be birthed. We feel our work’s spirit is flight. Expansion, freedom, soaring.
The art emerging from creating together reflects our life expansions as we live into energies of limitlessness. Transportive, transformative. Ultimately, the pieces become alchemy themselves.
Penny + Liz