How the Foxton countryside has inspired an award-winning artist

An artist from Foxton has been awarded a prize at the Leicester Society of Artists 134th annual exhibition at New Walk Museum and Gallery.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 11:20 am
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 11:20 am
Lisa Timmerman with her award-winning painting, Trees but no Swans.
Lisa Timmerman with her award-winning painting, Trees but no Swans.

And now the award-winning painting by Lisa Timmerman - Trees but no Swans - will be on display at the same gallery until December 7.

Lisa, whose studio is on Swingbridge Street in Foxton, has been painting the canals around her studio for several months and has produced 15 oil and cold wax paintings. She will be exhibiting them at her third solo exhibition, her first in her hometown, Leicester.

The prize was announced by Leicestershire based Lars Tharp, president of the LSA but better known as being one of the longest running experts on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Lisa Timmerman's studio in Foxton.

Local art supplies company, Zest-it, based in Barwell, selected Lisa’s painting for the prize based on her unique mark-making and unusual use of ‘cold wax’ mixed into her oil paint to create texture and “such realistic water it looks as though you could dip your toe into it”.

The exhibition of a total of 50 of Lisa’s paintings, in both oils &andacrylics, is now on display at Marvellous Art Gallery and next door at Hub, 14 Belvoir Street, Leicester LE1 6QH from until Saturday December 7, from 11am to 5pm.

Parking is available at the Mercure Hotel next door.