INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST
Q::Why Art? What made you become an artist?
I have always loved art. I did not intend on becoming an artist but love the creative process. Art came to me, not the other way around.
Q::How does your art relate to your life?
My art comes from a place in my heart and soul. I relate so much to the outdoors and especially the ocean that it reflects in my art.
Q::How do you know when a piece of art is done?
Sometimes I’m not sure. I let it sit and later see if it needs more work.
Q::If you could talk to any artist and sit with them, who would it be and why?
Mark Rothko. I would love to sit with him and watch him paint and hear him speak about his process.
Q::When did you first call yourself an artist?
When people wanted to purchase my art, I was very humbled by this. I also started calling myself an artist when people started hiring me for commissions.
Q::How do you get back on track if you are not motivated?
I just pick up another canvas, wood panel, then a metal piece, and away I go…
Q::What palette is your favorite? And why?
Blue, blue, and blue. The colors of the ocean—at all times and places.
Q::Why abstract art?
I love the way each person can relate to the piece in different ways. I've always loved abstract art.
Q::Which piece of your art is your favorite and where is it?
They are all like my babies and get very excited when I get to actually see when they get to their new “home." It gives me goosebumps! But most of my absolute favorites were taken of my home walls.
Q::How often do you get together with other artists?
Every week I get together with my group of mentored artists and am very inspired by them. We have a true artist community at Art on 30th!
Q::What is the best compliment you have received as an artist?
My mentor, Kate Ashton, has given me the most compliments, it was even encouraging to hear her call my art “museum quality.”
Q::What time of the day do paint? Why?
I paint all the time! Only lately have I started to paint at night and will get lost in my work all night long.
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View LISA's work
Lisa is one of Ashton Gallery's featured artists in the upcoming show, "Summer in the City." The exhibit's Opening Reception will be on Saturday, June 3rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come meet Lisa and view her work in-person in the dedicated Member Gallery.