about me

Hi. My name is Elizabeth Bennett, but I write poetry and paint under the name Liz Poulain. This is partly because I like the name Poulain - it belonged to my Huguenot ancestors and was the surname of my mother's mother's mother's mother; and partly because if you type "Elizabeth Bennett" into a search engine I guarantee you won't find me!

I spend a lot of my time walking through the Dorset countryside with my dog. I love using colours and textures from the natural environment as inspiration for my paintings.

Back in December 2011, I discovered an iPhone app called Brushes and I've been using this blog to display the Brushes app pictures I'm creating as I experiment with it. Some of them incorporate photographs I've taken or bits of my paintings chopped up and layered to provide collage effects.