| Biography for Lisa:
I work primarily in oils but I also love to felt and play with encaustic, mixed media and watercolours.
I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, including flowers and birds, with a special interest in water scenes and lighthouses. This interest I attribute to living in the Maritimes for many years and growing up near the Point Clark lighthouse on Lake Huron. I am drawn to the water and love to paint large, multi media waterscapes and sky studies. Through layering and the use of different materials to provide texture, I explore my fascination with the sparkle and movement of sunlight on water and the ever-changing quality and colour of clouds.
I attended high school in Kincardine enjoying a great selection of art classes and went on to study Fashion Design in College. After college I moved around the country with my military partner attending and teaching art workshops. I have volunteered with many different art groups: organizing art related workshops, promoting artists, curating art shows and setting up art displays. One of the highlights of our posting to Quinte West was the opportunity to engage with visitors and paint Plein Air as the “Artist in the Park” at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Brighton, during the summers of 2011-2012.
The need to make things compels me to experiment with different media and art forms. To keep my hands busy, knitting, sewing, cutting, layering, melting, felting, playing and painting.