Adrian Hill Fine Art

Lisa Graa Jensen

‘I like to illustrate people and animals involved in everyday life and domestic activities, in a cheerful and colourful way. Holidays in France and on our narrowboat often provide inspiration.’

 

Biography

 

In 1975-78 Lisa Graa Jensen graduated with BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Camberwell School of Art Born in Soborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, and was elected a Full Member of the Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1996

‘I like to illustrate people and animals involved in everyday life and domestic activities, in a cheerful and colourful way. Holidays in France and on our narrowboat often provide inspiration.’

Lisa uses fast watercolour and acrylic inks which have good reproduction qualities as well as designer gouache. She paints on very heavy watercolour paper that doesn’t need stretching and uses size 0 brushes, a sharpened end of paintbrush to scratch out detail, her fingers, splatter bristle brush, salt for colour dispersal. She even uses recycled plastic mouldings and lids to mix colours in.

 I work on one piece at a time and I work from memory, sketches and photos as I don’t like painting outside or with people looking on.

Her initial idea is very loosely mapped out so that the painting can feel spontaneous, and not like painting by numbers. She takes roughly a week to complete an artwork, but commissions take longer as there are usually more specific requirements.

Available Artworks