Lizzie Sanders

Lizzie Sanders – 2nd Feb 1950 – 1st August 2020

Agency Artist Partners have announced with sadness the passing of their dearest friend and artist Lizzie Sanders.

Lizzie painted by Brian Sanders ( her husband )

Lizzie joined Artist Partners in1972 as a photographer and archivist, having earlier studied graphic design at Maidstone College of Art, she worked amongst AP’s great talents, where she honed her illustrative skills to become a very well established illustrator in her own right, working in publishing, advertising, and editorial. She was also an important part of the Association of Illustrators as a committee member and helped to improve illustrators rights.

Lizzie, had many talents including painting and illustrating – she also achieved a MA in Modern History at Kings College, history became her main interest which she combined with her graphics skills and accomplished and produced “The Historic Landscapes of Audley End”

Lizzie’s Graduation

Four years ago Lizzie was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, but despite that devastating news she continued to work for her community, with such determination and was utterly resolute to fight the illness, that she had been so cruelly dealt.

Even up to last year Lizzie organised an arts festival in her village raising a considerable sum of monies for several charities.

Earlier she had also made a film using archival material showing the human side of the village from the 1900’s to today. Saffron Walden Gibson Library benefited from eleven bound volumes of her research material for the village history; this together with ten animated short cinema films advertising the library.

Flowers in Vase painting by Lizzie Sanders

Lizzie as an illustrator produced many recognisable images, including Betty and Taylor’s Yorkshire Tea Packaging, numerous book covers and she worked and collaborated on many projects with her husband Brian Sanders including and creating beautiful pop up books.

Lizzie will be remembered as a wonderful and phenomenal woman, and those touched by her will never forget her.

AP added, ‘Our heartfelt thoughts are with her husband Brian Sanders (Sandy ) and her family at this sad time.’


6th August 2020
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