Lisa Rippon was born in Hartley, Kent. Her family moved to Clacton-on Sea when she was a child.
Lisa is a great grand niece of the acclaimed 19th century British marine artist Ernest Dade RA (1868 – 1936), who was a founder member of the Staithes Art Group.
After completing a Foundation Course at the Colchester School of Art, Lisa went on to study Fine art painting at Wimbledon School of Art. Here she was tutored by contemporary British artists Maggi Hambling, Bernard Cohen and Myles Murphy. She graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art.
Her work is influenced by the naturalistic, exploring form, texture and the design of the living world. These works examine the relationship between the patterns and colours used by animals to communicate and camouflage.
Recently, Lisa has been developing a new series of works entitled ‘Nursery Rhymes Stripped Bare’. Inspired by the Gothic fantasy world of Fairytales & Children's literature. These paintings predominantly feature the complex design and dark beauty of animal skulls depicted in groups, the images often coalescing together into other, larger, forms.
A separate sub-series is also being developed, using the collective nouns that describe animals groups congregating together as inspiration.
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