Lisa Bisbee paints almost daily, using oils on canvas. Her subject matter is focused into three courses: representational, abstract and figurative. She has sold hundreds of original pieces to private collectors.
Using reference photos during her travels, she creates representational art illustrating her memory in the majority of her artwork. Using bold strokes and texture, the depiction is a gestural expression. Lisa explains, “The end result is a representational painting, and the best part is within it, I can remember the details of my environment when I took the photo.” For example, a coffee cup will trigger her memory of the long walk to the cafe, how hot the morning was, who she was with, the accent of the waiter, the conversation over the table and more.
In her “Jazz” series, the non-objective abstracts are diverse in method. Geometric forms, highly-blended contrasting colors, thick impasto texture and thin glazes all play a part in Lisa’s creations. In the “Cave Stories” body of work, Lisa’s figurative work is both abstract and representational sometimes depicting scenes of people gathering, dancing or storytelling.
Her successful career as an artist began with earning a BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where she learned the principles and elements of design. Secondly, the work ethic valued in her upbringing helped to define the discipline to paint practically every day. And finally, family and friends support her creative endeavors which in turn encourages more steps towards success.
"I support all creative folk... inventors, collaborators, artisans, and performers. It's up to us to create a positive community with our neighbors. It's our responsibility to share our skills and talents for the greater good. I am proud of everyone who has the courage to create in spite of doubts or fears. With determination and diligence, the arts is not an easy path as it is full of obstacles, judges and naysayers. With support of our creative communities, we gain the confidence to move around obstacles and build an innovative and prosperous collective of artists and patrons. Let us structure the creative economy now to inspire the next generation. Join me please in our creative endeavor." — Lisa Bisbee, oil painting artist & author