Lisa Hook Artist
With my paintings I am expressing my love for the countryside, and  particularly that of the North East of Scotland, which I know very well from over 30 years of visiting this part of the British Isles. The huge skies are familiar from my childhood spent in Northern Germany; the special ingredients in Scotland are the mountains untamed, the wonderful colours throughout the season and the constantly changing light, it is what I want to capture and preserve.


Lately I have also been captivated by a special area in southern France and the overall feeling of warmth and wellbeing is being expressed in my exuberant colours of the environment.


Childhood in post war Northern Germany. Seeing the Alps for the first time during a school trip. Moving to Munich for 3 years and getting to know the mountains much better. Travelling to New Zealand on a 3 year working holiday and falling in love with a most beautiful and unspoilt country at the edge of the world. Returning to Europe in 1968, working in London, marrying an architect and bringing up two 2 children.

Foundation and Fine Arts Honours Degree Course at Camberwell College of Arts from 1988 – 1992.

  • Exhibitions (solo)
    –  Jessop & Cook, Oxford, during Art Week
    –  Phoenix Gallery, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
    –  Keithbank Mill, Blairgowrie, Perthshire
    –  Sparkasse, Elmshorn, Germany
  • Exhibitions (mixed)
    –  The Workshop Gallery, Hampton Court
    –  McEwan Gallery, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
    –  Blackheath Concert Halls: Julia Rowntree & Friends in aid of the Drake Project
    –  Phoenix Gallery, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
    –  Braemar Gallery, Braemar, Aberdeenshire
    –  Knott Gallery, Crathie, Aberdeenshire
    –  Duncan Terrace Gallery, Islington, London
    –  Dulwich Library
    –  Bankside Gallery, London: South London Women Artists (SLWA)
    –  Art Mill, Plymouth, Devon (1 of 3 artists)
  • Open studios
    – 165 Childers Street, Deptford (Acme) 1993/1994
    –  80c Eastway, Hackney (Space Studios) 1995/2003
    –  5 Rocque Lane 2004/2009
    –  5 Rocque Lane 2011/2014
    –  Open Studio 16 + 17 May 15, 11.00 to 18.00 hours
       Studio 146 (Second Floor Studios + Arts), Unit 6, Telegraph Building, Harrington Way, London SE18 5NR
  • Artist in Residence
    –  2003 Avigdor Primary School, London, funded by the Hackney Education + Partnership
  • Sold paintings and drawings
    England, Scotland, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, USA.
  • Other
    –  Member of the South London Women Artists
    –  Friend and active supporter of the Dulwich Picture Gallery
    –  Member of the Friends of Tate Britain and Tate Modern
    –  Member of the Friends of the Royal Academy

Updated May 2015

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Lisa – I like your website very much – very sophisticated and well designed! Your work rolls and unfolds as one scrolls down in a way that shows it off very well. I like your colour sense especially as you move into the purples and deeper tones! Vanessa V

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  2. Just found your website Lisa!
    Loved the fresh colours!
    We are off to N.Z on 10th Feb
    for a month.
    Back on 17th March.
    Hope to see you when
    we get back.
    Love from
    Rosemary & Roger


  3. Lisa – finally I look you up! Splendid stuff here – very special views of the countryside we both love so much. Mach weiter so! Peter


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