Gormleys Fine Art are delighted to present an exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Ballard, running from 18th June to 9th July at Gormleys Belfast. This exhibition will feature 14 new works in Lisa’s first solo exhibition in three years.
The Belfast native uses landscape to explore her obsession with colour and light, in particular the juxtaposition of colours and how they affect each other. Often leaning towards abstraction, Lisa looks beyond the landscape itself creating powerful images that reflect the temporal and fleeting nature of her experience in that place. Putting great emphasis on her practice, Lisa incorporates painterly brush marks that encourage an organic response to every colour and layer she applies.
A graduate of Fine Art Painting from the University of Ulster and winner of Presidents Prize at the Royal Ulster Academy in 2003, Lisa works from her studio space at Cathedral Studios in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Lisa commented “these paintings are influenced by my memories of time and place, they feature landscapes from my travels as far as Japan to as local as the North Coast. Other scenes are an amalgamation of layers to create a new imagined landscape.”
Working predominantly across large canvases Lisa contrasts colour palettes, from dramatically vibrant in ‘Pink Sky Brambles,’ using a flurry of brushstrokes to create a landscape that glows like a neon sign. To the more subtle atmospheric tones ‘Flowers and Shadows.’
The exhibition opens at Gormleys Fine Art on Thursday 18th June from 7-9pm at 471 Lisburn Road, Belfast where guests will be able to view the new work and meet the artist, and runs until Thursday 9th July 2015