'Lisa Henderson Landscapes' Wolverhampton Art Gallery 2019
Lisa Henderson - Artist's Statement
My paintings involve collaged, recycled and pre-prepared papers in a way that demands continuous choice and the preservation of unforeseen juxtapositions. This makes for a very fluid working process which both allows for and feeds on the incorporation of abstract rememberings and the intuitions of the inner eye. To achieve the richness of texture and colour associated with my work, I also use many techniques more usually associated with printmaking such as wiping, scratching and breaking into the surface to hold the colour and enable patination.
The drawings, by contrast, using black chalks and charcoal, are often dramatically dark. They involve graphic mark making, are relatively observational and even topographical.
Small, unique collographs have been a natural development from both my paintings and drawings bringing together the use of collage and the graphic qualities I value in all my work.
In all media I aim to hold a calculated and often precarious balance between process, materials, and the intervention that encourages the work to take an active part in its own creation.
All the works on my website are available. Please email me for more details on or complete the contact form on this website.
Lisa is a prize winning artist and her studio is open to visitors by appointment. She is keen to discuss projects such as solo and group exhibitions, commissions both public and private and art workshops and residencies. Giclee prints and cards of her work are available.
All dimensions given for work on the web site include frames unless otherwise stated.
Lisa Henderson is from Cardiff but has lived in Staffordshire since the 1970s. She was trained in both art and art history starting at Central Saint Martins, then Nottingham University and finally the Courtauld Institute in London. She was the first Visual Arts Officer at West Midlands Arts and latterly taught art history to art students in both further and higher education throughout the West Midlands.
MA History of European Art, The Courtauld Institute, London
BA Fine Art/Art History, Nottingham University
Pre-diploma (Foundation), Central Saint Martins, London
Lecturer in art history and critical studies in Art and Design, Newcastle College 1986-2006
Part time and visiting lecturer in art history and critical studies at Staffordshire University, Wolverhampton University, Keele University, and Stafford College 1987-2006
Visual Arts Officer, West Midlands Arts 1973-1986
The Arts Society Stafford (Stafford Decorative and Fine Arts Society or NADFAS) Programme Secretary 2009-13. Chairman 2013-16. President 2018 onwards
The Art Fund (Staffordshire) Events co-ordinator 2009-2013
Lichfield Festival Ltd. non executive director 2002-2009
Contributor and reviewer 'Arts Report' West Midlands Arts
Researcher, writer and presenter 'Bridging the Gap' and series advisor to 'Contrasts' for Central Television