Lisa Takahashi


Born: 1981 in London, United Kingdom
Lives and Works: Bristol, United Kingdom

Take a closer look, and you'll reveal the beauty of Lisa Takahashi's prints. She works mainly in linocut, and you only get that fantastic surface texture by zooming in (or hanging one on your wall). Each print is full of movement. Even her still lifes are bustling, vibrant, alive.

Takahashi is inspired by the vibrancy of everyday life. When she's drawing, she works to simplify, in order to reveal patterns and geometric balance that then help to communicate the essence of a scene.

Cycling is a big subject for Takahashi. Her flowing style suits the sport. She uses a narrow colour palette, with one bright tone flashing out against subdued shapes.

Her editions often sell out, and her linocuts have been accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Takahashi lives and works in North London.



  • 2005
    BA Hons Fine Art, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom


  • 2017
    Emerging Woman Painter Prize (shortlisted), Ecclestone Fine Art, London, United Kingdom


  • 2017
    The Beauty of the Ride, Riverside Cafe Gallery, Farnham Maltings, Surrey


  • 2017
    Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park
  • 2017
    Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
  • 2017
    Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2017
    Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, Burgh House, Hampstead