Art Exhibition by Lisa Waldron
For the sub-tropical series of works, Lisa has taken inspiration from the historic landscaped gardens in the Falmouth area.
In the 19th century, exotic plant species were introduced to Cornwall through specimens transported from overseas on Packet ships. The resulting ambitious planting and landscaping has created a hyper-real collision of intention, experimentation, order and chaos in the gardens that exist today.
Lisa has used her drawing and painting processes to translate complex arrangements of the exotic and native plant life through rhythmic, repetitive marks and layering. It is a slow meditative process that allows her to fully immerse herself in her surroundings. Lisa endeavours to connect a sense of depth within the image to the garden’s enduring existence through time.
This exhibition is free with your pre-booked garden visit. Be sure to check out the two bookable workshops Lisa is running alongside her exhbition!
Lisa Waldron is a multi-disciplinary artist whose most recent work features detailed pen drawings and atmospheric oil paintings. After growing up in Birmingham, Lisa gained a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Birmingham City University in 2011. In 2015 she gained a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design at University College London, followed by two years teaching in London. After spending hours on end sketching in the city parks, Lisa decided it was time to get closer to nature and made the move to Falmouth in 2017. She now lives and works with Penjerrick sub-tropical garden on her doorstep. Taking her work into a clinical setting, Lisa also facilitates meaningful and creative activities to patients on the wards at Treliske Hospital.