Lisa Carter was born in Cardiff  (1972) and graduated from Central Saint Martin’s, London, she now lives and works in North Wales. Her work is rooted in painting and drawing.  She has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019 and 2015 and the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Lle Celf 2019, 2015 and 2012. Other exhibitions include ‘We’ve Got Mail III’, Oriel Mostyn.  In 2012 and 2011 she was given Arts Council of Wales awards for research and development. Other activity includes curation, creative production and education. She predominantly works in the field of painting and drawing but uses various approaches and media especially when collaborating with others.

My paintings move towards abstraction and are open to combining experiences from the landscape around me and my everyday life with ideas that surface from elsewhere. I am fascinated by the endless variety and suggestions that painted marks and gestures can evoke and the way they play together to read as things, landscapes or sensations in both seen and unseen worlds.


Solo Exhibitions

2017 New Works, Oriel Ffin Y Parc, North Wales.

Oriel Ffin Y Parc, Solo Shows, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2013  Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

2019 National Eisteddfod Wales, Lle Celf.

2018, 2017, 2016 LLAWN06, Llandudno, North Wales.

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

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

2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

2014, A British Continuum, Lloyds Club, London.

2013, 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales.


2018 Processions, Artichoke, lead artist for Ruthin Craft Centre.

2018 BLEIDLAIS, Gweledd Conwy Feast, Conwy.

2015 Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy.


2019 Raising The Bar, Ruthin Craft Centre for the Applied Arts, Wales.

2015 Ruthin Craft Centre for the Applied Arts, Wales.

2012 Safle Celf, Galeri Caernarfon.


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


Collaboration with a variety of venues and organisations such as Utopia Festival, Somerset House, Connected Communities, Dementia and Imagination, Mind, Bangor University, Lost in Art, Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd Art Services, (Criw Celf, Portfolio, Lost in Art) Ruthin Craft Centre, Galeri Caernarfon, CALL Culture Action Llandudno.

Selected Commissioned Projects

Processions, Artichoke, Centenary of the Right to Vote Act, lead artist for Ruthin Craft Centre, 2018

Gweledd Conwy Feast, 2018 and 2016

Eloquent Brain, LLAWN05, Llandudno

Tedder Carpet, LLAWN04, Llandudno


Bodelwyddan Castle Residency Project, Criw Celf, Denbighshire Arts, 2017

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Dementia and Imagination, Bangor University, and Dementia Network 2017

Eloquent Brain Connected Communities, Utopia Festival, 2016

Alignment Ruthin Craft Centre Residencies and Education, 2016, 2015

Lost in Art  2016, 2015, 2014 Developing personal practice and creative relationships for those living with dementia. Design and delivery.

Mind 2018/2017

Criw Celf  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Portfolio 14- 18 year olds, Ruthin Craft Centre

Sessions at Ruthin Craft Centre and Galeri Caernarfon/ Coleg Menai and Coleg Llandrillo.

Creative Production and Curation

14-18 NOW, Pages Of The Sea, 100 Years of Armistice (Event management)

Processions, Artichoke, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno (Creative production)

John Street, LLAWN06 (curation, creative production)

Shape My Town, Culture Action Llandudno (creative production)