Lisa Mann is an abstract landscape painter working with oil and cold wax medium. As a counselor, an educator, a mom, a traveller, and an artist, it has always been the creative expressions in these endeavors that have continued to draw her into a more inspired life. Her art is a reflection of collected stories from a lifetime of adventures- of living, travelling, and working overseas. It is an expression of a feeling of a place that comes through in her colors and gestures. Lisa’s art walks the line between what we see and what we perceive. Her technique involves working in layers to add texture, line and form. Like a journey, the story of each painting is built layer upon layer, and then selectively scraped back to reveal pieces of its past. Her work has been included in a variety of juried gallery shows, from NH, to Seattle, and won numerous awards.
“I have been an artist my whole life- I just didn’t always know how this art would express itself. I am influenced by travel, and its ability to bring us out of our comfort zone- and into a realm where we feel more connected to the natural world and its inhabitants. My art is a reflection of collected stories from a lifetime of adventures. It is an expression of a feeling of a place-that comes through in my colors and gestures. I am a largely self taught artist. Tapping into the emotion of a place, my intention is for the art to walk the line between what we see and what we perceive. The technique involves mixing a paste of beeswax to oil paints, and working in layers to add textures, lines and form. The wax allows for some transparency of the colors and for the different layers to show through, adding depth to the painting,”