My main field and passion is watercolour,
I'll occasionally work in other mediums.

I love to see wildlife in its natural environment, almost as much as i enjoy painting,
Combining the two is a dream come true for me.

An avid birdwatcher you will often find me at local birding haunts with my sketchbook and binoculars,
Occassionaly my camera if i remember it!,
I'm looking for life and energy in my paintings rather than photographic representation and paint with intuition and spontaneity,
But balance, detail and perspective are also very important elements to my work.
Texture also matters greatly to me.

Lisa Jayne Holmes

Above all I'm looking for the magic,
The things that make me smile are what I hope to convey!

I still remember the pleasure I felt on seeing my first field of wildflowers,
The awe on seeing a huge dragonfly as a child.
More recently a glimpse of a blackcap bird sitting alongside his copper topped mate (so cute).
These moments make me who I am as an artist,
From a tiny tot I've been heavily into nature,
My grandfather taught me the value of organic gardening,
and the value of all life,
From the tiniest pond skater to the big cool cats,
They all matter to me, they all inspire me to paint.

They say eyes are windows to the soul,
I don't know about that, but I do know that foxes and hares have particularly bright beautiful eyes,
I hope I convey that in my paintings.
I'll let you be the judge of that.

I'm often told my paintings seem to "sparkle",

I think this is due to my use of negative space,
In other words I try not to overwork my paintings
preferring instead to take advantage of the white in my paper.

Art has always been a strong force in my career,
I studied horticulture and floral design at college qualifiying with distinctions,
Recently I changed paths and started painting.
Utterly fell in love with watercolour.

2015/16 held solo exhibitions, almost every painting sold!
This has given me confidence to launch this site (eek)
And to continue with my own painting style.

You can also find a small selection of my work at the
Galeri gallery Betws y coed North wales,
A lovely place to browse, with equally lovely staff.


Many thanks

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