Lizet Dingemans

Biography and work of Lizet Dingemans

Lizet Dingemans grew up in Helmond, the Netherlands. After studying Art and Illustration in the Netherlands she went to Florence in the summer of 2011 to study Fine Art at Angel Academy which gave her the inspiration to continue her art career in London as a student at the London Atelier of Representational Art, where she studied for three years.

Lizet chose LARA because she had always wanted to create skill-based art. She wanted to make art that draws from hundreds of years of knowledge and skill, and yet still create something entirely modern. She preferred LARA above other like-minded art schools because of the great atmosphere and the variety in teachers. She comments that people are encouraged to explore their own style within the program and that, of course, London is a great location to start up an art career.

Lizet explains that the training at LARA is very rigorous and can sometimes be tedious but in her opinion is definitely worth it. In the art schools in Holland she was always unsure of what she was actually being taught. There, the focus is more on the creative process, but she believes that creativity is not something that can be taught. However, she feels that what you can teach is how to make something look like you intend it to, and that is exactly what the training at LARA is for. Lizet says, “I see so much modern art that could be so much more powerful if the maker had more of an idea of – for example – anatomy.  What I would take away from this training is exactly that. In the years coming I will be exploring my creativity a bit more, but always holding on to this-skill based approach as a foundation to whatever I will be doing in art.”

Lizet continues to live and work in London.

Exhibitions and Awards

  • 2018 – RBA, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2017 – Lot 5 Collective, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2017 – Lot 5 Collective, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
  • 2017 – Group Exhibition, United Grand Lodge of England, UK
  • 2017 – Lot 5 Collective, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2016  – Beverley Art Gallery, East Riding Museums and Galleries, Beverley, UK
  • 2016 – Geedon Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Fingringhoe, UK
  • 2016 – Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2016 – FBA Futures, the Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • 2015 – Permanent Collection of the Modern European Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 – Figurativas, Modern European Art Museum, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 – Kevelaer, Germany for the annual Exhibition
  • 2015 – Art and Representation, London
  • 2015 – Chelsea Art Society, London for the annual Exhibition
  • 2015 – the Mall galleries,  London for the annual SAW Exhibition
  • 2015 – the Mall galleries, London for the annual RBA Exhibition
  • 2014 – Kevelaer, Germany for the annual Exhibition
  • 2014 – Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Awards & Publications

  • 2018 – The Gallery Guide “Lot 5: Face Value”
  • 2018 – Art Rabbit “Lot 5 Collective – Face Value”
  • 2018 – Fad Magazine “Lot 5 Collective present Face Value”
  • 2018 – Wall Street Magazine “Face Value”
  • 2018 – London Magazine “Event Preview – Face Value”
  • 2018 – Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
  • 2017 – Art Aesthetics “Lot 5 at the Mall Galleries”
  • 2016 – Nominated for Artists & Illustrators “Artist of the Year”
  • 2016 – Artists and Illustrators “A how to Guide to Crosshatching”
  • 2016 – Artists and illustrators “A step by step guide to Alla Prima”
  • 2016 – Artists and Illustrators Shortlisted Artist for “Artist of the Year”
  • 2015 – The Artists Magazine  Second place in the Annual Still life competition
  • 2015 – Arts Trust Award, Royal British Artists

“Lizet offered each of us a broad but tailored range of advice on how to improve our general painting skills, as well specific ideas and demos of how best to approach still life studies. She was also very responsive and approachable which made learning easy and enjoyable. An excellent teacher!” Keith Kinsella