Lisa Kilty

I am a visual artist living and working in Blackshaw Head, West Yorkshire, England, where my studio overlooks the misty Pennine Hills. 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.

My work 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.

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, durability and the quick drying time between layers of paint – of which there are many.

Over time my work has intersected with dreams, visions, archetypes, ancient history, icons, meditation, mythology, nature, space and perception which can be explored on the works page.

Painting is a transformative process.

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

Art is Freedom.

Art Process Film

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

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


Salford University.   October – December, 2021 – Group:  Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition – HereNow.

Partisan Collective, Manchester. May, 2019 – Group

Yorkshire College of Music and Drama 2018- Solo: Winged Creatures

Wells Cathedral 2018 – Solo : Affinity

Hebden Bridge Town Hall  2017-Solo: Inheritence

Bradford Cathedral  2017- Solo: Affinity 

Parallax Art Fair London:   Group

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival – Solo:  Illumination

Gallery 21, Berlin:   Solo

Color Elefante , Valencia:   Group

Picture House , York:   Solo

Pop-up exhibition, Leeds:   Group

Raw Arts Festival London:   Group