Lisa Carter


Lisa was born in Cardiff in 1972 and studied at St. Martin’s School of Art. She has been exhibiting at Ffin y Parc since we first opened, and this is her fourth show with us.

As her work develops and finds a wider audience, (she has exhibited in London, has twice been selected for the National Eisteddfod, and has also been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition), she grows in confidence. It allows her to strip out all that is peripheral and extraneous, leaving us with meditations on fragility and vulnerability. There is constant dialogue between stillness and motion – tides suck and pucker, the wind blows through, things escape and things settle. And there is space.

These ideas and explorations serve to dramatize the tension in the work between design and accident. They speak to us of the competing desires for control and freedom, stability and spontaneity, anxiety and abandon.

In 1991 she won the National Eisteddfod Scholarship Award at Bro Delyn. Having now settled in Llannefydd, North Wales, in 2010 she was selected for the Lle Celf exhibition at the National Eisteddfod in Bala and the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize. Lisa says of her paintings "This work is the exploration of the relationship between my imagination and my natural surroundings. I have an interest in ambiguity, information and shadows that pass in the periphery of our vision and are then enhanced by the mind."

Lisa has had exhibitions with us in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015