Florals, abstracts, landscapes infused with color and energy.
Ever discover an artist that you would commission to decorate your entire home with their pieces?
Seriously, we have yet to see a piece in her gallery we do not like!
Her artwork is very unique. The florals almost look like stitched flowers. -Rachel
Colors! I love all the colors. I want every single piece. -Niki
People like to learn about artists they appreciate. They want to know about them personally. What are their inspirations? Why do they enjoy the craft? What is their reason for such passion and drive?
There’s a deeper appreciation for the artist and their work when you have insight into their world. When you see art through their lenses. Art that moves you, that draws you in, you have to know more!
We had an opportunity to talk with Lisa and find out more about her and her works of art.
When did you start painting?
I’ve been painting on and off since I was a child. I was always one of those kids with her head down in some corner drawing and coloring. I dabbled in some painting classes during college. I finally committed to really pursuing my art in the last 2 years.
What started your interest in painting?
Both my grandmother and a cousin are very talented painters. They always encouraged me to stay on the artist path. Honestly, it took me a long time to get back to painting and seeing it as my main pursuit. In the back of my mind, I always told myself I’d be a painter when I was older. I’ll be 50 in August, I figured I better get started and see if I’m even any good!
What would you say you find inspiration from?
I feel calm and safe when focusing on art. When I had my Etsy business as a seamstress, I often thought of my pieces as paintings. I did a lot of wearable art and kept thinking I really should start painting again. And one day, finally, I did. I started with painting on fabric making these gorgeous clutch bags with Otomi art.
I am truly inspired every time I walk outside. There are colors in nature that are so unbelievably vivid, I can only try to capture the beauty.
What is your most memorable piece?
I’m really loving my watercolor bison series. I feel like they really are unique and original, and I feel like that’s an achievement.
What is your favorite flower and why?
Oh, now come on. You know I love all flowers, even the tiny little weed flowers growing through the cracks in the driveway.
Would you say you have a “typical” client?
I will say that the kind of customers I’ve had so far just blow me away with their kindness and beautiful spirits. Most have become people I stay in touch with on a regular basis.
If you start a piece you aren’t happy with, do you try to fix it or start over?
I used to stop things and start over, but I’ve learned to keep working through the rough spots. That’s part of the challenge and spiritual practice of it all for me. It’s very difficult to not be self-critical. I’ve learned to stand up to that voice, live with that voice, observe that voice…but I’m not going to take its direction all the time.
What is one of your biggest goals for your professional life?
I’m just beginning to show my work I own and start participating in art shows. I would love to quit my part time job to make my income through my art. To have a customer base and maybe look into licensing some of my art.
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