Lisl Barry

She began painting watercolours in earnest in 1985

at the age of 15 and oils in 2001. Her graphic design background (pre digital technology) shaped the way she sees everyday scenes around her as a graphic interplay of light, colours and shapes; she is constantly aware of the striking and the subtle patterns within them; and of the tensions and energies created between shapes and lines. And how all of these aspects can be used within her compositions to inspire emotion.

She believes that art, in any form, is vital to opening our eyes anew to the world around us; to make us see everyday things or situations in a way which we may not have previously experienced and, with regards to her own work specifically, to reflect upon our relationship as humans to the environment – on a local and global level.

Exhibiting in group exhibitions since 1993, her work forms part of collections locally and abroad.