My primary interest is in the portrayal of the urban environment and the entertainments found within the city. Combining the past with the present is a running theme throughout my work regardless of the subject matter and I enjoy contrasting figurative painting with more abstract elements.
The fashion world and its imagery are also a source of inspiration, I am interested in the contrast between the human figure and the textures and patterns of textiles. I enjoy the fantasy aspect of fashion so I like to elaborate on this within my work by placing the figure within a highly decorative background which is ambiguous, it could be seen as reality or a theatrical backdrop.
Lisa Lygo was born 1971 in London. She studied painting at North Wales School of Art & Design and The City & Guilds of London Art School. Lisa has exhibited her work extensively, galleries where her work has been exhibited include Walton Fine Art, Knightsbridge London, Art London Chelsea with C.C.A Gallery, Asprey Bond St, London and 2R Art Gallery, Kensington. Her paintings have been published in The Moth Magazine, Irish literary & Arts Journal and Her Royal Majesty, Paris Arts & literary journal.