Imagined scenes, physical and psychological, natural and manmade.  Each painting is an abstract until something graspable appears and then I am looking to coerce a coherent space onto the painted surface for those triggered thoughts to inhabit. The painting, not unlike a developing photograph offers fragmentary suggestions to which I respond. I do not want my process of painting to proclaim any social or political importance, they are simply a painted offering of an accumulation of thoughts designed to encourage the imagination.  My methods are imprecise and intuitive and overall I work towards an ambiguity of narrative but with a painted or drawn simplicity. I do not use preliminary sketches, working in an free associative way allows me to explore the connectivity and entanglement of things seen, felt and imagined in their wonderfully dreamy, unstable way. I am fascinated by the endless associativity that painted and drawn marks, objects and gestures can evoke.

Lisa Carter was born in 1972 in Cardiff and now lives and works in North Wales.  Her work although rooted in painting and drawing sometimes combines these processes with sculpture and installation. Three -dimensional works use little or no fixings, mostly utilising gaps, spaces and balance to hold them.  Lisa studied Theatre Design at Central Saint Martin’s, London.  She was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2015 and the National Eisteddfod in 2012 and 2015. In 2012 and 2011 she was given Arts Council of Wales awards for research and development.


Selected Exhibitions

2017 New Works, Oriel Ffin Y Parc, North Wales

2016 We’ve Got Mail III, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, North Wales.

2016 Utopia A Year of Imagination and Possibility, Somerset House, London .

2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

National Eisteddfod of Wales, 2013, 2009.

Haus of Helfa, Llawn 01,02, Llandudno,Wales, 2015, 2014.

2015 Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy.

2015 Ruthin Craft Centre for the Applied Arts, Wales.

2014 A British Continuum, Lloyds Club, London.

Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, 2015, 2013, 2011.

Oriel Ffin Y Parc, Solo Shows, Llanwrst, Wales, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011.

Awarded Arts Council Wales, Research and Development Project Grants 2011, 2012.