Percy Lizzard studied at the Royal College of Art, tutored by some of the leading contemporary artists of the time. His paintings, which often feature brightly- coloured birds, fish and plants are influenced by the natural world and far-away destinations.

His work can be found in many private collections at home and abroad. Earlier this year a number of his paintings were purchased in the refurbishment of Restormel Manor, Prince Charles's Cornish residence.