Artist Statement

I have long regarded myself as part of the landscape; sky, rocks, hills, rivers and trees. To loose myself enough in Nature and by entering an intuitive creative process that is improvised rather than preconceived; painting is not a refuge from life but an intensification of living. The experience of working with a painting as it unfolds brings me home to who I am and so I hope to always have the art of painting as my life expression.

There are places in the land where I connect to and feel part of. A hill, river, wood or a singular tree, a tump, lake or Iron Age fort are some of the magical presences that hold me to the land. I sketch out of doors and breath a direct experience with Nature and all that comes freely as an inspirational tonic in an otherwise busy world. I carry home inwardly the soul connection made between the inner and outer world, via my senses, in a visceral way and then after some time I usually paint, through improvisation, a place or an experience I have had. Some of my work is released or metamorphosed into another painting as I go with the flow of transforming a picture...maybe I do not know when to stop but I enjoy creating dynamic changes which in turn reflect the land and the feelings I have when I am in Nature.

Born in 1965 Amersham

Lisa now lives and works in Monmouth, Wales

Studied/Courses: 

High Wycombe College of Art and design

Art Foundation Course.

Middlesex Polytechnic 

B.A Hons Constructed Textile Design

Tobias School of Art

Artistic Therapy Course

(Anthroposophical/ Rudolf Steiner Training)

Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork

Holistic Massage Therapy

Eco Shamanism

credited by Mandy Pullen

Further information 

www.lisajsaunders.com

 

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