Artworks - Lisa McLaren-Clark
Lisa was born in West Sussex in 1973. After completing a foundation course at Northbrook College of Art & Design she went on to gain a BA in Fine Art at the University of Surrey.
A childhood spent living close to the beaches of the South coast, has always had an influence on the nature of her work. The loose abstracted landscapes echo her exposure to the surrounding environment. There is always an ambiguity between the sea, sky and land and whilst the landscapes are not necessarily alluding to specific locations, there is a definite attempt to convey a physical experience and sense of place.
Her keen observation is drawn from a passion for beachcombing and a love of found objects. These objects evolve into recurring themes, often abstracted. Lisa has developed a process of expressive mark making and over painting, allowing the composition to emerge from the canvas.
A permanent move to the South of France, living close to the beautiful but extreme landscape of the Camargue, has provided the opportunity and source of inspiration for her new paintings. This development has given her work a greater maturity and freedom of expression.