This is me
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lisa now resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Naples, Florida.
Lisa has always been interested in Nature and Art, and began dabbling in both decades ago when painting flowers and landscapes. She has taken water color classes at the Chagrin Valley Art Center under Mary Ann Boysen, Florian Lawton and more recently, oil painting under Rob Crombie, and even dabbles occasionally in Acrylic Abstracts after classes at Bonita Springs Center for the Arts. Lisa attended Syracuse University in New York to continue art studies and has been fortunate enough to have travelled through most of our beautiful United States as well as France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland, all the while taking many beautiful photographs to use as inspiration-which is evident in her paintings. Lisa married and has two treasured grown children, whom she is very proud of. Lisa paints mainly using oil on large canvas in a heavy impasto style using Palette knives and bright colors in works that evoke happiness through their impressionistic flair. Lisa is so very grateful that her paintings are met with open smiles and positive comments!
I have always loved how the shapes and colors of Mother Nature's personality are deliciously teased together!
I have always loved how the shapes and colors of Mother Natures' personality are so deliciously teased together to provide the Artist the most magical palette of inspiration! I have been blessed with eyes that see the glorious designs and vivacious colors in the World, and just want to paint, paint, paint!
Living in the South and along the Seashore allows a sparkling palette of opportunity to paint natural landscape compositions and I try to transfer my love of nature, coastal life and flowers into art, via the use of "impasto" style of painting. I work with oils as the fluidity of the medium is exotic enough to let me almost musically express my emotions into a medley of both visual and physical interpretations.
I lay paint down with palette knives in some areas, and brushes in other areas of canvas, then blend and apply more colors, and finally work the palette knives to stroke and draw the heavy paint into a visual flow of movement. This particular stype provides texture which prompts the paint and color to literally prance right out of the canvas!
Life is good, let us embraceand share it!