Lisa Malyon specialises in a contemporary style of architectural drawings portraying buildings and structures of Bristol and beyond.
Lisa has exhibited her art in many Bristol venues including St George’s Crypt Gallery, Beachcroft Solicitors’ window and Harvey Nichols’ restaurant in Cabot Circus as well as featuring in publications such as Clifton Life, The Post Weekend Magazine and the RWA magazine. Four large-scale prints of Lisa’s work can also be seen in a permanent exhibition on Platform 7 of Bristol Temple Meads station. Entitled ‘A Platform for Art’ the artwork was hung to coincide with a nationwide ‘Love Architecture’ festival in 2012 and the work has remained on the platform ever since.
In June 2013 Lisa launched a bespoke range of hand-drawn landmark lampshades after attending a lampshade-making workshop. Whilst replacing an old white ceiling shade with her new handmade patterned shade Lisa had the idea to draw directly onto the white cotton surface. The experiment worked and proved to be the catalyst for a whole new business idea. Drawing onto the cotton shade, as if it were a canvas, resulted in, not only, a unique piece of art but one that had a function and once illuminated the image takes on a different characteristic.
Lisa has undertaken many client commissions including Worthing Pier, Leamington Spa Baths, Canterbury Cathedral as well as London’s Millennium Bridge depicting Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral at each end. There is even a shade depicting Brooklyn Bridge, the Guggenheim and the Chrysler building residing in a Manhattan apartment.
Piers and bridges work particularly well on the cylindrical shape and it is Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as Grade I listed Clevedon Pier that continue to be best sellers and with each shade hand-drawn by Lisa no two are the same.
LISA MALYON DRAWS