Degree: B.A. and M.A. in Fine Art
University: University of East London
Lisa Smith was born in Kings Lynn and now lives and works in Essex.
Smith studied for her B.A. and M.A. in Fine Art at the University of East London and now is developing her career and practice as a professional artist from her art studio in Basildon. Since her early days as an artist, Smith has been fascinated by relationships created through colour and texture.
The moment a splash of colour is placed onto a canvas or a line breaks the crispness of the white paper she feels in tune with her existence. Smith's works explores the relationship between photo realism and evoking the senses of the viewer through the depiction of different textural finishes. Smith sets out with each new work to enhance and develop texture and surfaces through the layering of colour and tone by using watersoluble crayons. This media has a strong pigment to it and almost an 'oil paint' quality that provide Smith with the opportunity to create painterly yet realistic images.
When Lisa begins a piece of work, what starts out as contemplation of a subject matter soon becomes manipulated through the layering of colour, texture, depth and light.
This leaves the viewer with the task of embracing their senses whilst exploring the possibility of a new understanding.
June 2016: 'Art Market' Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay
April 2016: 'Art Expo' New York February 2016: 'Oxford International Art Fair' Oxford
January - February 2016: 'Erotic Exhibition' Nude in a Tin Can Gallery, Hertfordshire
December 2015: 'Exhibit Here Art Maze' Oxo Tower Wharf, London Southbank
December 2015: 'Spectrum' Miami, Art UP close
November - December 2015: 'Christmas Show' Nude in a Tin Can Gallery, Hertfordshire
August 2015: 'Amsterdam International Art Fair' Beurs Van Berlage
July - September 2016: 'Lips' Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend, Essex
October - November 2015: 'Kundstqudant' Heiligenhaus, Germany
January - February 2015: 'Paper Works' The Kings Lynn Art Centre in Norfolk