Lisa Hemeon is a Toronto-based artist known for her abstracted waterscapes that feature glorious movement and vivid colour. Hemeon’s work is marked by the rich layering of mediums, which culminate in gestural waves punctuated by spontaneous drips and pops of colour.
A theme of ‘undulation’ runs through each painting, as Hemeon works to represent the ebb and flow of our subconscious energy. The artist achieves this through applying multiple layers of emulsions, glazes and mediums. Hemeon feels that using this complex and layered technique grants her the freedom to express herself, and in the process, she accesses deep memories and feelings. Viewers of the work tend to feel the same depth and energy radiating from each painting.
Growing up in coastal British Columbia deeply connected Hemeon to the intensity of waves, tides, currents and atmosphere from which she now draws upon to create paintings in her Toronto studio. Hemeon has exhibited her work in Toronto since 2002 and has been included in many private collections. Her works have been published in Conde Nast’s British VOGUE & World of Interiors gallery pages and the UK publication of London Lux.