Sydney-based Liz McKay is a young figurative artist whose vibrant works draw their essence from "smoky bars, sultry jazz singers, romantic couples and European cafes." Her work is about love, seduction, music and Casablanca-style cool. "Painting is my eternal search to find something of beauty, an expression, a face, a smile. The figures in my works convey intriguing expressions and the interaction between the painted figures invite the viewer to explore the unwritten thoughts and feelings between them and how they can express wider truths about our selves." She has exhibited in most Australian capital cities, New York, Singapore and New Zealand. She is exhibiting in February 2007 in Sydney and California.