About Me

Lisa O'Donnell was born in Galway, Ireland in 1986. She graduated from GMIT with a first class honours in Fine Art. She is currently based in London, studying for her MA Fine Art in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her practice revolves predominantly around painting, however she often makes work in other mediums including, video, animation and photography. Her process includes to some extent the process of circulation where source imagery is filtered though mediums including film and photography. The filtration through to a painting adds layers of distance between the viewer and the scene depicted. Her choice of imagery has not been geared towards the spectacular but more towards an image that has a sense of ambiguity that can be transferred into a painting. She is drawn to enigmatic scenes where her interpretation is the starting point for the viewer to make their own conclusions. Most of the works act not as individual pieces but as part of a hybrid. The Polaroid offers a filter for issues and personal interests. It is a cultural artifact that is for the artist, a filter of images that aesthetically as well as metaphorically reminds her of a different time.

Monday, May 27, 2013


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June 2012

'Decapitated' oil on board, 90cm x 80cm, 2012

'CIE Tours' oil on board, 90cm x 80cm, 2012

'Jammed' oil on canvas, 50cm x 45cm, 2012

'Colour Slip' oil on board, 55cm x 40cm, 2012


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Please Vote!!

One of my paintings is shortlisted for the Culture Cloud Prize. All votes would be very much appreciated!!! To vote, click the link and like through the facebook or twitter links. Thanks in advance to anyone who votes :)


Behind The Line 1, oil on linen, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MA Interim Show, V22, Bermondsey, London

The Decade Of Endeavor, oil on canvas, 200 cm x 165 cm, 2012 

Installation View

Installation view
MA Work:

Behind The Line 2, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 45 cm, 2012

Behind The Line 1, oil on linen, 50 cm x 40 cm, 2012