Artists Lisa Dalton

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Balancing a Relationship III

Oil on panel 99cm X 82cm

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My aim was to create a series of paintings which evoked the sense of space and atmospherics of a landscape without actually painting a landscape.  The still life groups are constructed out of paper and glass positioned against a set of screens.  They are fragile by the very nature of their material ingredients, also ephemeral in so far as the pieces of paper are suspended or floating in space.  In the process of building or making the elements of the still life set up, I notice and gauge the different relationships between the ‘pieces’, all the while allowing the airiness and space to be as much a part of the work as the actual objects.  I then paint the paintings on panel, and in so doing become both the observer and the participant.  The paintings may have a quality of an abstract painting because they contain no immediately recognisable objects but they are representational in so far as they are observed responses to a three dimensional world which I have constructed.  My intention was that the paintings should have gravity but be weightless, peaceful but charged with potential chaos.  However, because the pieces or fragments in the paintings are abstract in their shape and nature, they invite the viewer to develop their own ‘narrative’ regarding the paintings.

Solo Exhibition

2014   Lisa Norris Gallery, London.

2009  Mark Barrow Fine Art, London.

2004  Lennox Gallery, London.

2001   Fox Williams, London .

1999  Hiscox, London .

1997  Bartley Drey, London .

1994  Open Studio, London.

1993  Ansorena Gallery, Madrid.

1989  Thackeray Gallery, London .

1987 Jonathan Poole Gallery, London .

1986  Phoenix Gallery, Suffolk .

1982  Arnold Wesker’s, London .

1980 Cromwell’s Glen,Newbury.

1979  Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney .


     Group Exhibitions

2013 Lisa Norris Gallery, London.

2012  Flowers Gallery, London .

2011   Sandie Lowry Gallery, London .

2010   The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour.

Lisa Norris Fine Art, London.

2009   RAC, London.

Kowalski Gallery, London.

The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour.

2008  The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour.

Drawing Exhibition at St Ives Society of Artists

2007  Browse and Darby @ The Temple Gallery, Australia .

The Belgrave Gallery, St Ives .

The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour .

Imagine Gallery, Long Melford

Jonathan Poole , London .

Spring and Steele Galleries, Falmouth .

2006  Browse and Darby, London .

The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour.

Tiddy Rowan, Exeter .

2005  Belgrave Gallery , St Ives .

The Stour Gallery , Shipston on Stour .

Tiddy Rowan , Exeter.

2004  Jenny Fitzgerald , London .

Lamont Gallery , London .

Art for Interiors , London.

2004      KPMG , London .

Chase Contemporary Art@ Royal College of Art London

Affordable Art Fair , London .

2003   Carlyle Gallery , London .

Carlyle Gallery @ Australia House , London .

Affordable Art Fair , London .

2002  Chase Contemporary Art @ Royal College of Art , London .

Langton Street Gallery , London .

Hay on Wye Literary Festival

2001   Henley Management Centre

2000   Chase Contemporary Art @ Royal College of Art .

Henley Arts Festival

1998  Air Gallery , London .

1996  CSK Gallery,

1995  Two artists exhibition @ Hicks Gallery , London .

CSK Gallery , Eton .

1994  Hicks Gallery , London .

Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney.

1993  CSK Gallery , Eton.

1990  Thackeray Gallery, London .

1989  Thackeray , Gallery , London .

1988  Bury St Edmunds Gallery .

1986  DM Gallery , London.

1985  Mandarin Hotel , Hong Kong.

Adam Gallery , London.

Henley Arts Festival

1984  Jonathan Poole / Richard Wills Gallery , New York.

1983  Fieldborne Gallery , London.

Bath Arts Fair.

Phoenix Gallery , Suffolk.

Jonathan Poole / Richard Wills Gallery , New York.

1982  National Portrait Gallery London  “Portrait Award 1982” .

Harrison McCann Advertising, London.

1981  New Grafton Gallery , London .

Royal Academy “Summer Exhibition”

National Portrait Gallery London “The New Look in British Portraiture”

Phoenix Gallery, Suffolk.

1980 Three Artists @ Phoenix Gallery , Suffolk.

Watercolour Exhibition  Phoenix Gallery , Suffolk.

New York Art Expo.

Chicago Arts Fair.

1980   Basel Arts Fair.

Washington Arts Fair.

1978  Redfern Gallery ,London.

1977  Whitworth Gallery , Manchester.


  Commissioned Work

2011 Illustrations for embryo transfer & breeding brochure for Haras de la Gesse .

2011 Re-creating 2 large Goyas & a William Blake for feature film “World War Z”

2010  Design of logo for Paddock School , Wandsworth.

2009  Mural painting for the Chapel at Huttons Farm Estate.

2005  Mural and painting for feature film “ Children of Men “.

2004  Mural for Lindsay Morgan.

2003  Large painting for Hutton Farm Estate .

2001  Human Eye Exhibit for Singapore Science Museum .

2000  Animal eyes for exhibit  Explore @ Bristol .

1999  Portrait of singer Annie Henry for album cover .

1997  Gilded relief sculpture for “ Sound Republic” London.

1996 Two paintings of Lloyds building for Minet Insurance , London.

1994  Restoration of ceiling panel ( oil on canvas ) , Istanbul.

1992  Fresco for Saudi Pavilion at Expo ’92 , Seville .

1991-2013 Portraits

1976-77 Large Mural Painting for Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.


Paintings in the following public/corporate collections:

Chiltern Investment Group


Coca-Cola Corporation

Kinetica Investment Group

1979 received British Council Award as a British Artist exhibiting at the Sydney Biennale.


Landscape Paintings used in feature film ‘World War Z’

Paintings used in Arnold Wesker’s play “Love Letters on Blue Paper “National Theatre London.

Paintings used in John Schlesinger’s film “Madame Sousatzka “


1998-2005 Lecturer at Reading College of Art , teaching BA Art in the Community .

1989-93     Lecturer at Berkshire College of Art Summer School, teaching Portraiture,

Landscape & Pre Foundation Studies.

1989-94     Lecturer at Berkshire College of Art , teaching OND Graphic Design.

1980-89     Visiting lecturer at University of Reading, teaching BA and MA Fine Art.


1977-78   Chelsea School of Art, London. Received MA Fine Art .

1974-77   Chelsea School of Art, London. Received BA 1stClass Honours Fine Art .