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Lisa Timmerman is an award winning Leicestershire based artist, working from her studio in Foxton near Market Harborough, England.


Lisa trained at Loughborough & Bristol Colleges of art & worked as a designer in the fashion industry in London & East Asia for many years before setting up her art studio in Leicestershire in 2011.

Lisa says:

"Painting is always on my mind. The process of mixing colour, finding different tools to apply it to the surface, the unpredictability of the marks made, it is totally absorbing for me. It keeps me very much in the present moment, my mind free & flowing and remains full of surprises. 


Often I feel my paintings almost paint themselves but when I look at my work I see so many parallels which reflect my thoughts & feelings about my life. My koi fish are all little personalities, some powering through the turbulence, others hunkering down in the muffled silence of the water."

Lisa’s koi fish paintings have won her several awards, including the ‘Princess Michael of Kent Award’ at the Mall Galleries ‘Society of Women Artists’ exhibition. Her koi paintings also sold at the ‘Royal Society of British Artists’ annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. 

During the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020, Lisa painted 21 oil portraits as gifts for NHS Heroes, prints of which now hang along the corridor of Leicester's Royal Infirmary. This also meant being interviewed on the BBC news and Leicester Radio.


Lisa's work is all on this website and owned across the UK, in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy. She is also represented by The Rutland GalleryBritish Contemporary Art, and Cotswold Contemporary.


‘The Princess Michael of Kent Award’ presented by Prince Michael of Kent at the 161st Society of Women Artists annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, Sept 2022

‘The Cass Art Award’ presented at the ‘Oxford Invitational Exhibition’, Castle Fine Art, Oxford, April 2022

‘The No1 Ship Street Award’ presented at the ‘Oxford Invitational Exhibition’, Castle Fine Art, Oxford, April 2022

‘The 78 Derngate 3 month Exhibition Award’ presented at the Northants Open Studio central exhibition, Sept 2021

‘The 78 Derngate 1 month exhibition award’ presented at the Northants Open studio central exhibition, Sept 2012

Group Exhibitions


Leicester Society of Artist exhibition, The Sock Gallery, Loughborough, September 2023

The Rutland Gallery, Uppingham, Jan 2023 – present

Cotswold Contemporary, Burford, Dec 2022 – present

Cotswold Contemporary, Cirencester, Jan 2023 – present

Cotswold Contemporary, Cheltenham, Jan 2023 – present

Artique Galleries, Canterbury, Kent, Jan 2023 – present

George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations, Channel 4 TV, Dec 2022

Leicester Society of Artists 137th annual exhibition Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester, Nov/Dec 2022

‘Joules’ ‘Art Windows’ Market Harborough, Sept 2022

161st Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London, (prize winner) Sept 2022

The GooseBec Gallery, Burnham Market, North Norfolk, July/Aug 2022

Holly Bush Emerging Women Painters Finalists exhibition 'Lauderdale House', London, June 2022

‘Oxford Invitational’ Castle Fine Art Gallery, Oxford, (prize winner) April 2022

‘Art for Ukraine’ St Peter’s Church, Kensington, London, March 2022

Northamptonshire Open Studios, September 2021​


Rutland Open Sutdios, September 2021​


Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, 2021​


Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, RSBA Birmingham, 2020​


Leicester Society of Artists, Leicester's New Walk Museum & Gallery

Leicester Sketch Club - 'Past & Present' Exhibition - Leicester's New Walk Museum & Gallery.

'The Sock Gallery', LSC annual exhibition, Loughborough, Leicestershire. ​


'Rutland Open' - Rutland Museum, Oakham, Rutland

Open Door Gallery, Market Harborough, Leicestershire 

'The Artmonger' Gallery, Burnham Market, North Norfolk

1928 Gallery, Bergen, Holland

Silver Tree Gallery, Derbyshire

Cank Street Gallery, Leicester


Solo Exhibitions

‘20 Portraits of NHS Heroes’ at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 2021

‘On Reflection’ an exhibition of 50 paintings at Marvellous Art Gallery & Hub, Leicester, 2019

‘Tones of Velvet Bohemia’ The Alfred East Gallery, Kettering Museum, Kettering, 2015

‘Shades of an English Life’ Charles Rennie Makintosh Gallery, Northampton, 2014


Kunsttiendaagse Art Festival, Bergen, Holland, October 2015

Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, February 2012


Artwork Archive

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