In her paintings, Lisa Mounteer-Watson seeks to reflect the unseen resonances of the Environment. Each place has its own rhythm; buildings emit their individual energies; and people project their unique emotions, and spirituality. Her endeavor is to blend these elements together, suffused with the historical and cultural legacy on which they exist.
Lisa is an Intuitive Painter. Each time she starts a painting, she embarks on an adventure into unexplored territory. It is an existential as well as a metaphysical journey for her.
In this exhibition, Chronofusion, the paintings are a result of a sense of the past, present and future merging as one.
“These paintings represent a sense of a certain ebb and flow to our lives which frequently goes undetected in our thoughts, or in our physical environment. So, for example, we often make choices which have unintended consequences, as if some unseen hand is pointing us in a direction which is totally different to the one we are following. For me, my art is an observatory, a place to explore those invisible energies which shaped our past, which influence the present, and which mould the future. We are but fragments in a universe of so many other fragments, all forming part of an invisible, yet constantly pulsating whole.
I try simply to draw upon those energies to bring some of these fluctuating elements together to illustrate at least part of that whole. In doing this, I often allow the paint to flow where I hadn’t intended it to, so that the canvas begins to take on a life of its own. It is as though communication is taking place between artist and canvas, allowing figures, features and spaces to emerge from the unspoken dialogue.”