Lisa Timmerman is a Leicestershire-based artist working from her studio in Foxton, Market Harborough, England. Lisa trained at Loughborough and Bristol Colleges of Art where she went on to do a degree in Fashion and Textiles. Lisa worked for many years as a designer in the fashion industry in London and East Asia before settling back in Leicestershire with her Dutch husband and their three sons.
Lisa's koi fish paintings were recently featured with The Royal Society of British Artists work at their annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Lisa says: "I have always had painting in my head and seen life through the eyes of a painter, disturbing me when I’m sleeping and distracting me when I’m driving! I'm sure over the years my family have thought my mind was elsewhere, I was just working out how I'd mix that colour!
I now paint every day and my pre-occupations have moved on. Painting has become very much about two things for me. The joy of the process of mixing my oil paint with a thickening agent which demands the necessity for different tools other than brushes and this has led to the excitement of new and unpredictable marks and challenges. It is totally absorbing, and keeps me very much in the present moment which is truly a joyful experience.
Secondly, painting is about the human condition. I find parallels in my work which reflects my thoughts and feelings about my life. My koi fish hunker down in the muffled silence of the water as I feel people do to try to stop the general noise of life in the 21st century. I'm interested in reflections and shadows and the beautiful light that creates them."
Northamptonshire Open Studios, September 2021
Rutland Open Studios, September 2021
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2021
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, RSBA Birmingham 2020
Leicester Society of Artists, Leicester's New Walk Museum & Gallery
Leicester Sketch Club - 'Past & Present' Exhibition - Leicester's New Walk Museum & Gallery.
'The Sock Gallery', LSC annual exhibition, Loughborough, Leicestershire.
'Rutland Open' - Rutland Museum, Oakham, Rutland
Open Door Gallery, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
'The Artmonger' Gallery, Burnham Market, North Norfolk
1928 Gallery, Bergen, Holland
Silver Tree Gallery, Derbyshire
Cank Street Gallery, Leicester
4th Solo Exhibition 2021: ‘20 Portraits of NHS Heroes’ at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
3rd Solo Exhibition 2019: ‘On Reflection’ an exhibition of 50 paintings at Marvellous Art Gallery & Hub, Leicester.
2nd Solo Exhibition 2015: ‘Tones of Velvet Bohemia’ The Alfred East Gallery, Kettering Museum, Kettering.
1st solo Exhibition 2014 : ‘Shades of an English Life’ Charles Rennie Mackintosh Gallery, Northampton
Kunsttiendaagse Art Festival, Bergen, Holland, October 2015
Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, February 2012