Artist Statement of Lisa McGill

Lisa McGill is a seascape artist. She spends time painting on a now uninhabited island off the coast of Co. Donegal, Ireland, where her grandmother's line stretched back for generations. She describes what she does as trying to paint the feeling of the sea in all of its ruthlessness, indiscriminate power and wildness. "You have to be in awe of the sea, and it is why I like to paint large canvasses without frames. I want to give you the sense that it is rolling towards you.'