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Lisa Traxler
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
For Traxler, “a picture is the experienced, felt and intuited world - a connection with her own immediate surroundings and way of life.” Experiences of travelling extensively in her previous job in London as a fashion editor and costume designer have been a huge influence in her artwork and have made her self aware of her sense of ‘place’. This preoccupation extends to the built environment in which she finds herself. With a self- build project undertaken recently her practice straddles this sense of inner and external ‘place’.  About the work:  Working with her own photographic source material, notebooks and her use of camera as a sketchbook, Traxler transforms her awareness of both two and three dimensional space within her artworks from paintings on canvas and paper in acrylic and ink, collage and stitched thread to sculptures of enamel and steel and site specific installations of stitched paper. This abstracted experimentation alters the relationship between form and space.  Exhibitions:  Her award winning art has been exhibited widely in the UK including the RWS Bankside Gallery, Royal College of Art, Cork Street, Mall Galleries, London, the Crypt Gallery, St. Ives and with the Bath Society of Artists. She was recipient of the Pro Arte Award (2014), the Colart Award (2012) & the Golden Award (2010) for her paintings at the NAPA National Exhibitions, The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives. Her vitreous enamel and steel mural painted on the outside of the house she built with partner, designer Lincoln Miles, gained huge attention when aired on national television (Grand Designs, Channel 4, 2010/12) and was commended at the Architects Journal Awards, London (2011). She is a member of NAPA (National Acrylic Painters Association) & has exhibited throughout the UK with them. She regularly exhibits at the Affordable Art Fairs in Hong Kong & London. Lisa has just been elected an associate member of the RWS (2015).  A major solo exhibition of her paintings & sculptures, ‘Decade’ is currently touring from the West Gallery, Quay Arts, IW (2014) to the Apthorp Gallery, Artsdepot, London (2015).  Her work can be found in private & public collections throughout the UK, Hong Kong, New York, Australia & Italy.  For more information visit: www.lisatraxler.com  NAPA Awards:  2014 Pro Arte Award  2012 Colart Award  2010 Golden Award