||Liivi Hotz was born on the island of Dagö in Estonia. She grew up in Saltsjö Boo on the outskirts of Stockholm. She was educated at the Konstfack Art School in Stockholm as an Interior Architect and was active in this branch for many years. These days painting is her major interest.
As well as working with traditional oil and acrylic paintings on canvas Liivi has developed a technique for painting on half transparent, UV-light proof drawing film. She calls these paintings "Luminous Art", since they are at their best with daylight or electric light from behind. They can be used as table or wall lamps or for hanging in a window.