Lisa Kilty Artist

Artist Portfolio and Insights


I am a visual artist working in a studio overlooking the misty Pennine Hills in the North of England. I have traveled widely in Spain, Portugal and South America, where the intense luminosity of colour has profoundly influenced my artwork. Where I am now, the kaleidoscopic, sweeping Pennine light effects seismic and subtle changes within my process.

I have always painted and my paintings tend to emerge from the surface of the canvas in an intuitive process. I work mainly in acrylics on canvas, for the jewel-like colour, flexibility, versatility and the quick drying time between layers of paint – of which there are many. I consider this my core practice.

In recent years, however, my work has been metamorphosing and now involves painting and aspects of print-making. It is an evolving process and I am currently working on unstretched canvas with the legacy, symbolism and power of the women’s protest movements; with a particular focus on Greenham Common inspired by my mother’s experience and the inheritance of her photos and writings.

Over time my work has intersected with dreams, visions, symbols, archetypes, myths, ancient history, nature, memory and perception which can be explored on the portfolio page below.

Painting is a transformative process.

Painting is a portal into the imagination; a mirror to the soul.

Art is Freedom.


MA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, University of Salford, 2021.

MA (Hons) Hispanics, University of Glasgow, 1998.

Lisa J Kilty

Artist Process Film

by Ben P Holden


Truth Against the World – TAW Art Gallery, 2022 -2024 (solo exhibition)

Holmfirth Artweek – the Civic , Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, July 2nd -9th 2023 ( group exhibition)

Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition – HereNow – Salford University, 2021 (group exhibition)

Panoply – Partisan Collective, Manchester, 2019 (group exhibition)

Winged Creatures – Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, Leeds, 2018 (solo exhibition)

AffinityWells Cathedral 2018 (solo exhibition)

Inheritence – Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 2017 (solo exhibition)

Affinity – Bradford Cathedral, 2017 (solo exhibition)

Parallax Art Fair , London, 2014 (group exhibition)

Illumination – Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, 2012  (solo exhibition)

Visionary Art Exhibition – Florence, Italy, 2007 (group exhibition)

Raw Arts Festival – Color Elefante Gallery, Valencia, Spain, 2006 (group exhibition) 

Illumination – Picture House, York, 2006 (solo exhibition)

Raw Arts Festival – Candid Arts Trust , London, 2005 (group exhibition)

Inspiration– Gallery 21, Berlin, Germany, 2005 –  (solo exhibition)

Raw Arts Festival – Candid Arts Trust , London, 2004  (group exhibition)

The Online Raw Arts Festival

Pop-up Art Exhibition, Leeds, 2004 (group exhibition)

Inspiration – Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, 2002  (solo exhibition)

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