Lisa’s interest in horse-racing began early on – from the age of ten she would scan the racing section of the Saturday morning papers and pick out a favourite horse or one with an unusual name so she could watch its progress on the television later that afternoon. Trips to local racecourses with her mum followed – often on a crowded coach full of rowdy betting-shop clients! Haydock, York, Doncaster, Pontefract and Ripon were amongst those first visits and watching Lester Piggott win the May Hill Stakes on Midway Lady was undoubtedly one of the highlights.
Having always loved drawing, Lisa began to try her hand at horses. Early portraits (in pastel and pencil) included Northern Dancer, The Minstrel and Nijinsky but it was not until college that she attempted her first painting – this of Shergar in acrylic.
Lisa then went on to college in South Wales for two years where she trained as a wildlife illustrator along with future husband David. Since leaving college fifteen years ago they have run a successful illustration business with clients as diverse as the RSPB and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Although primarily working to commission, her equestrian paintings have been on display at the Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, The Mall Galleries, London, The Obsidian Gallery, Buckinghamshire, The Millyard Gallery, Yorkshire and the Sporting Gallery, Tetbury. She has also previously had work selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
Having recently moved back to West Wales, Lisa likes to spend her time at the local point-to-point and harness-racing meetings.