A full time professional cheshire artist.
My main field & passion is watercolour.
Occassionally I also work in acrylics oils and pastels.

I love wildlife watching as much as i enjoy painting.
An avid birdwatcher I'm often at local birding spots with my sketchbook and binoculars.
The lush countryside on my doorstep, and my own organic gardens are also typical points of daily inspiration.
I save sketches, notes, and photographs from my field trips, which I regularly refer back to when I'm creating many of my paintings.
The myriad of creatures that visit my gardens & ponds are the beating drum of life for me, and make me who I am as an artist.
I love all animals, from the tiniest pond skater to the big cool cats, they all matter.
But my life also revolves a deep desire to create natural organic habitats for wildlife at home.
I've spent many years creating wildflower meadows and wild areas. Also two ponds which are now home to lots of frogs newts diving beetles, backswimmers, pondskaters and more.
Its been lovely to also see that hedgehogs, dragonflies and birds are now regularly using these ponds as watering holes and for bathing etc.
I also grow as many nectar rich plants as I possibly can, for the bees :)

Art and design has also been a strong force throughout much of my life.
I studied horticulture and floral design at college qualifiying with distinctions, then changed career paths after falling in love with watercolour.
2015 & 2016 - I was invited to hold solo exhibitions in galleries in north Wales and Norfolk, almost every painting sold at both events!, which gave me the confidence to launch my website.
2018 - I was shortlisted for artist of the year, again in 2019. A privelidge and delight showing my work at the fantastic mall galleries in London.
2020 - One of my paintings made the longlist in the jacksons painting prize. I was thrilled!.
My work is now regualrly on display in galleries and shops around the country, and also featured in the John Lewis product range.
My biggest goal though will always be to simply bring joy to people through my art.If I can bring just a smile to someones face when they view my paintings its ' job done ' for me.
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Lisa Jayne Holmes artist

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