“These paintings represent a sense of a certain ebb and flow to our lives which frequently goes undetected in our thoughts, or in our physical environment. So, for example, we often make choices which have unintended consequences, as if some unseen hand is pointing us in a direction which is totally different to the one we are following. For me, my art is an observatory, a place to explore those invisible energies which shaped our past, which influence the present, and which mould the future. We are but fragments in a universe of so many other fragments, all forming part of an invisible, yet constantly pulsating whole.
I try simply to draw upon those energies to bring some of these fluctuating elements together to illustrate at least part of that whole. In doing this, I often allow the paint to flow where I hadn’t intended it to, so that the canvas begins to take on a life of its own. It is as though communication is taking place between artist and canvas, allowing figures, features and spaces to emerge from the unspoken dialogue.”
Lisa Mounteer Watson is Californian, but has lived abroad for over 20 years. She majored in Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1980. After living in the UK and Belgium for twelve years, she moved to the Middle East in 2002 and lived in , Abu Dhabi and Qatar. The Middle East inspired her to return to her passion for painting. She now resides in the English Countryside, new Newbury, Berkshire.
She specialises in creating paintings for specific spaces which she has done for the Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi, the Ritz Carlton, Doha, The InterCon City Hotel Doha, The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi. She also has worked with interior designers to create pieces for private residences.
She has exhibited at the Ritz Carlton Doha, Intercontinental Hotel The City Doha, The Ferrari Showroom in Doha, The Qatar Masters Golf, Artissima Gallery, Dubai, The Al Bateen Palace of Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi and the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi . She was also chosen by the NY Times magazine to design their logo for the NY Times T Qatar magazine. This has been exhibited in The Doha Pearl and other local venues. Her work has also been shown in the Bait Muzna Gallery in Oman and the Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi. She has painted numerous commissions for clients and sold paintings all over the world including the Qatari Royal Family.
Also with Swiss Art Gate in the United Arab Emirates:http://www.swissartgateuae.com/product-category/paintings/?filtering=1&filter_name-of-artist=372